Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will travel to Washington in the first week of March to meet with US President Barack Obama.

Along with his meeting at the White House, Netanyahu will also make an address at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference.

This will be the first meeting between the two leaders since they met in the US capital last September.

Topics for disucssion on the agenda for Netanyahu and Obama's meeting were Iran and the current round of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

The prime minister will also travel to Los Angeles where he was scheduled to take part in the screening of a tourist film on Israel. He will travel to the Silicon Valley in northern California to meet with Israeli business people and encourage investment.

This will be the first time in many years that an Israeli premier will travel to the US West Cost.

Netanyahu's trip was expected to last five days.

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