14 Kislev 5774
Israel is being forced to finally let go of Uncle Sam's hand and learn to stand on his own. Unsteady in this new reality, he reaches out to France and Saudi Arabia, but he doesn't really need them. He simply needs to increase his confidence in HKB"H.
Ready or not, the time has come for Israel to rise up and take his rightful position as leader of the world. It can't wait any longer.
Hollande and Netanyahu to consider forming a joint French-Israeli-Arab front against Iran
...France will be given the option of aligning with the Middle East powers - Israel, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt - which challenge President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry’s race for détente with Tehran.
Israel said to be working with Saudi Arabia on Iran strike plan
Riyadh reported to give Jerusalem okay to use Saudi airspace and to cooperate on other tactical support, according to Sunday Times
As the commentary to Parshat Vayetzei says, the fact that Ya'aqov was grasping Eisav's heel when they were born indicates that Eisav's empire will barely begin to go down before Ya'aqov will wrest the leadership from him.
ISRAEL EMERGES AS ENERGY POWER