Comment: Netanyahu's speech at Aipac was revealing more for what it said about how the Israeli prime minister views the world.
Syriac representative tells al-Araby al-Jadeed that US was told of impending attacks on defenceless villages by the IS group but received the reply: "No promises - wait and we will contact you".
Comment: American progressives are hoping for an Elizabeth Warren presidential bid. But they will be disappointed by her foreign policy positions, which do no veer from Democratic Party orthodoxy.
Comment: Texas lawmaker wants Americans to swear oath of allegiance in front of the Israeli flag in latest example of the confused and paranoid thinking of a sliver of America's 'cowboy' right.
Until Iran decides whether to take Washington up on a deal over its nuclear programme, the US will go out of its way not to step on any Iranian interests. In other words, to do as little as possible.
Lobbying by and on behalf of Egypt’s regime looks to have been successful. Once Obama leaves office, talk of Egyptian democracy will have been confined to a distant past, the odd voice in the wilderness notwithstanding.
Despite crippling economic difficulties Iran is setting itself up to be the region's next major power, even before it gets the nuclear deal it has craved for.