Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for the United States on Sunday afternoon for talks with US President Barack Obama. “My conversation with the president will center on recent events in the Middle East, including in Syria, possible progress with the Palestinians,
or at least stabilizing the situation with them, and, of course, strengthening the security of the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said earlier in the day. “I believe that this meeting is important in order to clarify the continuation of American aid to Israel in the coming decade. It will be another step toward realizing an understanding in this direction,” he added.