Netanyahu Seeking to Close U.S. Aid Deal Before Obama Leaves Office

PM tells visiting senators he hopes to sign deal before January 2017, relays same message to White House as well, but crucial disagreements remain unresolved; his renewed push to appoint spokesman harshly critical of Obama may complicate matters further.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to conclude a new 10-year deal on U.S. aid to Israel before President Barack Obama leaves office in January 2017, a senior government official told Haaretz.