Israel and U.S. say ‘Gaps Closed,’ Progress Made on Aid Deal

The Times of Israel reports: Israel and the US have made significant progress in negotiations over a 10-year American military aid package, with a final agreement expected to be signed soon, Israeli government sources said Thursday.

Following three days of closed-door discussions in Washington, “progress has been made and gaps have been closed” between the two sides, an Israeli diplomatic official said.

“Israel and the US are hoping to arrive at an agreement soon,” the official added.

Sources in Washington had similar assessments of the talks.

“We’ve made progress and closed many of the remaining gaps. We hope to be able to reach a final agreement soon,” a senior official told Reuters after the talks concluded on Wednesday night.

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