“My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the esteemed office that he holds. I have great respect for both.” So said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of his controversial speech to Congress. (And Kanye meant no disrespect to Beck.)

+ “I don’t want him to treat Congress as a campaign stop, which is what he’s doing. I don’t want him to be played for a sucker by allowing one American political party to turn Israel into a weapon against the other American political party. And I don’t want him to turn the president of the United States into an open adversary.” Jeffrey Goldberg: All of your nuclear-deal questions, answered.