Netanyahu had agreed the US call on Sunday, Jul 6 for a direct talks between two parties. He said that the 'time has come' for Mahnoud Abbas, Palestinian President to get ready for talks with Israelis as there is no other means to set peace. He expressed his hope that it will be one of the results of the visit to Washington.
Obama's officials also had expressed that the diplomatic attempts by George Mitchell, Obama's special envoy to the Middle East had also helped to 'narrow the gaps'.
The two leaders are likely to discuss the ease in the blockade of Gaza Strip allowing most consumer goods to Gaza. But Israel's ban on exports from Gaza and limitations on shipments of construction material still remain.
Obama and Netanyahu will also discuss about the efforts to end Iran's nuclear program during their meet.