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Obama, Netanyahu Discuss U.S. Military Aid

The Guardian (UK) reports that “Barack Obama and Binyamin Netanyahu met for the first time in a year on Monday, pledging to spend much of their meeting discussing ways to expand US military aid to Israel.”  

“Putting aside recent disagreements over Iran and Palestine, the US president and the Israeli prime minister struck a hawkish tone during opening remarks in the oval office.”  

“’Israel has shouldered a tremendous defence burden over the years and we have done it with the generous assistance of the United States of America,’ said Netanyahu, who is thought to be pushing for an existing 10-year deal struck by George W Bush that is worth a total of $30bn to be replaced by a substantially more generous one once it expires.”

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