Netanyahu with Obama in the Oval Office, in 2014. Before the accord with Iran was signed, Netanyahu rejected Obama's offer to increase U.S. aid to $4 billion a year.Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
Haaretz/Reuters: Israel, U.S. Narrow Differences Over New Military Aid Package
Israel has signaled it may accept the Obama administration's demand that US military funds, until now spent partly on Israeli arms, will eventually be spent entirely on American-made weapons, according to congressional sources.
The United States and Israel have narrowed their differences over what could be decisive negotiations this week to seal a multibillion-dollar military aid package for Washington's top Middle East ally, officials said on Monday.
Raising hopes for removal of a key sticking point, Israel has signaled it may accept the Obama administration's demand that U.S. military funds, until now spent partly on Israeli arms, will eventually be spent entirely on U.S.-made weapons, according to congressional sources.
It would mark a major concession by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after months of tense negotiations over the 10-year aid pact.
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