Netanyahu heads to US to push for $50b. military aid package

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to leave for Washington on Sunday in hopes of securing a decadelong, $5 billion a year military aid package to help Israel defend itself against Iran and other regional threats.

On Monday, US President Barack Obama plans to host Netanyahu at the White House for their first face-toface meeting in a year.

The interim 12 months have been most acrimonious in the seven-year relationship between the two leaders, whose perceived personal dislike has been elevated to the level of diplomatic legend.


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