The Saudis seem to know what is what when it comes to Obama. their welcome message to the new President was actually a veiled threat;
“If the U.S. wants to continue playing a leadership role in the Middle East and keep its strategic alliances intact — especially its ‘special relationship’ with Saudi Arabia — it will have to drastically revise its policies vis-a-vis Israel and Palestine.”
“Unless the new U.S. administration takes forceful steps to prevent any further suffering and slaughter of Palestinians, the peace process, the U.S.-Saudi relationship and the stability of the region are at risk,””
and just in case there might be a little misunderstanding about the psturing he goes on to intimate that, upon the promptings of Iran, Saudi Arabia will;
“lead a jihad, or holy war, against Israel.”
Let there be no mistake, the Muslim nations want the destruction of Israel and will use the preceived timidity of Obama as a lever to extract it.
Add to that increased domestic tensions in Pakistan and we most surely are looking at a major MidEast/West confrontation. With the UN firmly under the spell of Jihadi influences then the prospects for Israel seem dull.