Netanyahu, who infuriated the White House by urging Congress, in an address in March at the Republican leadership's invitation, to reject an emerging accord with Iran, hopes the talks will help outline a new 10-year military aid package for his country.
               
While that issue will be on the agenda of Netanyahu's talks with Obama, U.S. officials said the president would also press Netanyahu for steps to keep alive the possibility of a future Palestinian state alongside Israel.
               
US-sponsored peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians collapsed in 2014. The eruption of a wave of violence between the two sides last month has made an end to that bloodshed a more immediate priority.
               
Israel receives USD 3.1 billion from the United States annually and wants USD 5 billion per year for 10 years, for a total of USD 50 billion, Congressional officials have said. One U.S. official predicted the sides would settle for an annual sum of USD 4 billion to USD 5 billion.

 

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