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Saturday, August 19, 2017

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM, Sept 13 (Reuters) – The United States and Israel have reached final agreement on a record new package of at least $38 billion in U.S. military aid and the 10-year pact is expected to be signed within days, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

The deal will represent the biggest pledge of U.S. military assistance ever made to any country but also includes major concessions granted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to officials on both sides. (Reporting by Matt Spetalnick and Luke Baker; Editing by Jeffrey Heller and Mark Trevelyan)

Photo: The deal will represent the biggest pledge of U.S. military assistance ever made to any country but also includes major concessions granted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to officials on both sides.