For decades, in fact, Israel and Saudi Arabia—perhaps America’s two chief allies in the Middle East—have worked as a sort of “tag team” in regional affairs, agreeing to disagree (mostly) on the Palestinian issue but collaborating on many other subjects. During the Cold War, for instance, Israel and Saudi Arabia were unspoken allies against President Gamal Abdul Nasser of Egypt, and when Egypt and Saudi Arabia fought a proxy war in Yemen in the 1960s, Israel covertly aided Saudi Arabia. | The Nation
An Israeli Minister Tzipi Livni has confirmed what many people have been suspecting for years. She says Riyadh and Tel Aviv are united in their stance against Iran. It is not just Iran that the two seem to be in agreement on, but also they are on the same side of the Syrian situation, supporting Salafist extremists. The question is why. Why is Riyadh allied with Tel Aviv than the Islamic government of Iran? What are the underlying reasons for this unholy Israeli-Saudi alliance and partnership?
- Israel, Saudis speaking same language on Iran - Livni - Yahoo News
- Israel may join defense pact with Saudi Arabia, UAE | The Times of Israel
- US Faces Pressure From Israel, Saudi Arabia to Rebuff Iran Overtures « Antiwar.com Blog