The Middle East has been getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reasons. While oil becomes scarce after Russia stopped exporting oil to Europe, countries with oil reserves are politicizing their oil options. Notable among them are Russia and Iran. The Iranians turned to Russia to bolster their influence in the region as well as join the Eastern bloc opposing the US influence. Putin jumped on the opportunity to get the Iranians in their “corner”.
All that realignment is not good for Israel, as we all know by now. The Iranians are not in any hurry to settle the nuclear agreement with the West, as they become much stronger politically. Further along this line, the Saudis are trying to “neutralize” the Iranian threat in the region and are doing it with the help of Russia. That in turn minimizes the possibility of better relations between the Saudis and Israel.
Hopefully, as relations improve between Israel and other Arab countries, the Saudis will come around, as they could use the Israelis powerful technology in science and the military.