30 Jul '16, 1pm

#Israel and #US are close to a deal on the biggest #military #aid package ever:

#Israel and #US are close to a deal on the biggest #military #aid package ever:

A senior Israeli official will arrive in Washington next week for a final round of negotiations involving the largest military aid package the United States has ever given any country and that will last more than a decade after President Obama leaves office. Brig. Gen. Yaakov Nagel, the acting head of Israel’s National Security Council, has been dispatched with instructions to meet with White House officials in hopes of signing an agreement “as soon as possible,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said this week. That represents a striking about-face for Netanyahu, who angered the Obama administration when he mused during a February meeting with his cabinet that Israel might decide to wait and “reach an agreement with the next administration.” Nagel’s visit signals that Netanyahu may have concluded that he won’t necessarily get a better deal than the one he can for...

Full article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/is...

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