It used to be that the worst insult that any Arab would hurl at any other was to accuse them of being Zionist, or of cooperating with Israel.
That is no longer the case.
Hezbollah media is in overdrive in claiming that Saudi Arabia is working together with Israel, and the news stories are not making any waves whatsoever.
Just last night, deputy secretary general of Hezbollah Naim Qassem claimed that Israel has trained dozens of officers from the Saudi army under a UK program.
Recently Hezbollah media also reported Israeli news claiming high-level secret meetings between Israeli and Saudi officials.
A discussion to be held next month at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy between former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror and Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal is being reported in Arab media but there is no real vitriol over it.
The idea that Gulf countries and Israel are in a de-facto alliance is being more and more accepted in the larger Arab world, and the mere mention of Israel is no longer effective at beating Arab states into submission.
All thanks to Iran.
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