The NY Times evaluates Saudi grievances with Team Obama but it is what is missing that is interesting - nowhere are the issues of Israel and Palestine raised as a sticking point.
That seems odd since just last December a prominent Saudi prince (and former Ambassador to the US) was blasting Obama for indecision on Israel specifically and the Middle East generally:
MONACO — An influential Saudi prince blasted the Obama administration on Sunday for what he called indecision and a loss of credibility with allies in the Middle East, saying that American efforts to secure a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians would founder without a clear commitment from President Obama.
It is not as if the topic is being omitted because the talks are going swimmingly; from two days past:
With Mideast Peace Talks Faltering, Kerry Will See Abbas
Yeah, yeah, the talks will falter until the next triumphal breakthrough, only to falter again. Our only hope is that the next triumph and collapse will be timed so that Kerry can collect a Nobel Peace Prize and then go away and leave the rest of us alone. Hard luck for Hillarity!, but maybe her contribution can be recognized too, as soon as it is found.