It is ludicrous to refer to just any interaction between Saudis and Israelis as an "alliance" between the two states and painfully erroneous to suggest that Israel's onslaught on Gaza came with Saudi acceptance, let alone support.
Secretary of State John Kerry has attempted to pacify the angry royals. Instead, the Obama administration should tell America's foreign "friends" that Washington acts in the interests of the American people, not corrupt dictators.
Circumstantial evidence suggests that the Obama people have no comprehensive strategy. Instead, our policies bounce around like a pin-ball that is impelled by one of our four preoccupations: Israel, Iran, 'the war on terror' and oil.