THE ISRAELI-SUNNI AXIS – While you were sleeping, or trying to guess which famous make will be the next one to get accused of sexual misconduct, some interesting things have been happening in the Middle East:

The chief of staff of Israel’s military (IDF) told Saudi Arabia’s Alaf newspaper in an unprecedented interview that his country is ready to share intelligence on Iran with Riyadh.”With [US] President Donald Trump, there is an opportunity for a new international alliance in the region and a major strategic plan to stop the Iranian threat,” Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), told the paper. “We are ready to exchange experiences with moderate Arab countries and exchange intelligence to confront Iran.”

When asked whether Israel had recently shared intelligence with the Saudis, Eisenkot said: “We are ready to share information if necessary. There are many common interests between us…”

The military official added that Iran was the “biggest threat to the region,” Haaretz reported, also saying that Tel Aviv and Riyadh were in full agreement about Iran’s intentions, and noting that Israel and Saudi Arabia had never fought each other.

Is this why Saudi Arabia’s incoming king, otherwise busy shaking and rattling the power structures in the Kingdom, told the Palestinian leadership to pull their heads in and accept the “Jared Krushner Peace Plan”?

So this is what the orb was all about…