It would be a massive harmonic political convergence if Arab nations decided to join forces with Israel to contain Iran and its push for greater regional power.
The idea is steadily being pushed by Israeli officials who see a unique window of opportunity.
But how likely is this unlikely alliance?
Jeffrey Goldberg addresses that question in this month's Atlantic.
"The definitive Middle East cliché is, of course, 'The enemy of my enemy is my friend.'" Goldberg writes. "Well, it turns out that today, more than at any other time in the ruinous 100-year encounter between Arabs and Jews on the strip of land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, the two parties in the dispute have a common enemy: the Shia Persian Islamic Republic of Iran."
As appealing as the idea might be to some, the chances of this alliance emerging now seem remote.
"It might be too late, of course, to forge a Sunni-Jewish alliance, though not because the two parties hate each other; hate has never stopped the formation of pragmatic alliances in the Middle East," writes Goldberg. "It might be too late because the Arab enmity for Israel in the wake of last December’s Israeli attacks in Gaza might make it impossible for Arab governments to be seen entering even a tacit alliance with Israel."
“It’s a good time in theory for something like this, but it won’t happen now unless Israel makes certain strategic decisions to bring real compromises to the table,” Abdel Monem Said Aly, of Cairo's al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies told Goldberg. “It is a difficult situation because Iran has presented itself as a guardian of Islamic and, in particular, Palestinian interests by taking the maximum stands, however hollow. If Israel and the Palestinians can be seen making progress, there is a chance. But this requires Israel to rethink its strategic priorities.”