Fighting between government forces and rebels has killed more than two dozen people in and near Damascus.
The Republican presidential candidate has attacked the White House's nuclear agreement with Iran. By painting a picture of an Israel on the brink of annihilation, he isn't winning new friends in Israel's government.
Such comparisons not only make little historical sense, they also demonstrate how minor the Iranian 'threat' is compared to Nazi Germany.
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, who will meet with President Obama at the White House today, has warned that his country will counter any Iranian 'mischief' in the region.
Whatever the merits of Tehran's case, lifting the 2007 UN embargo on the sale of conventional arms to Iran is just not going to fly in the United States.