The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Unless he’s an arab!!
You’ve got it right. The Saudis, most of the smaller Gulf states, Egypt and Jordan all fear the Iranians far more than Israel. The cooperation will last until exactly one minute after the Iranian regime is defanged but right now it’s real and growing.
How else do you think Israeli warships get to pass through the Suez Canal? It doesn’t happen without the Egyptian’s blessings. That wall going up at Rafah on the Gaza-Egyptian border? Remember that Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood and is just as dedicated to overthrowing the Mubarak regime as they are to destroying Israel. Hamas is an Iranian proxy.
It’s already clear that the Saudis have given tacit approval for use of their airspace as well.
Fear makes for strange bedfellows just as necessity does.