Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's advisors Dov Weisglass and the Chief of Staff in the Prime Minister's Office, Adv. Yoram Turbowitz, left Israel for Washington early Sunday.
They are expected to meet with senior American officials, including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and National Security Advisor Steven Hadley.
Olmert will follow in a few days, and is expected to meet with President Bush, Rice, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and heads of the Senate and House of Representatives. Olmert will speak before both houses.