Lion Love as Mideast Metaphor?

Here's a touching video of lion/human love. I suggested to my friend David Ben-Gregory that this might be a metaphor for what could happen in the Middle East. But David, who screened the video on the "Today" show this morning, suggested that, in the next, unreleased, video, the lion probably eats his friend's head. I think that David might be a cynic about peace.