November 08, 2015

Netanyahu and Obama poised for talks to ease US-Israel tensions

Featuring Ilan Goldenberg

Source: The Financial Times

Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama will meet in Washington on Monday for talks aimed at putting a year of poisonous personal ties behind them and discussing a new multibillion-dollar defence aid package.

Officials said discussions between the Israeli prime minister and US president would touch on a wide range of regional issues, including the war in Syria and renewal of the 10-year, $31bn US military aid defence agreement with Israel, which expires in 2017.

An Israeli official, speaking anonymously, told the Financial Times that Mr Netanyahu would also address “the Palestinian track”, including steps Israel might take to de-escalate a wave of stabbings and shootings that has killed 12 Israelis and more than 70 Palestinians since late September.

Read the full article at Financial Times.

  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...