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  • On visa waiver issue, U.S. wants to know: What’s Israel doing?

    May 7, 2014 | 10:51 am

    The question U.S. officials have about Israel’s quest to get into the visa waiver program is: If Israel wants in so badly, what steps is it taking?

    The question comes up in this Newsweek piece by Jeff Stein about how allegations of Israeli spying on U.S. soil inhibit...

  • U.S., Israel teaming to push Israel into visa waiver program

    April 22, 2014 | 9:56 am

    The United States and Israel are creating a working group to help Israel advance toward joining the visa waiver program.

    “This is a goal of both the United States and Israel, and it would make travel easier for citizens of both countries,” Julia Frifield, the assistant secretary...

  • The battle brewing over Sen. Boxer’s Israel visa bill

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 22, 2013 | 11:41 am

    In March, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D – CA) introduced a bill that would allow Israelis to enter the United States without first applying for a visa. The measure would, its backers say, help improve the business ties between the U.S. and Israel and encourage more Israeli tourists to come...

  • Sherman’s US Visa Waiver for Israel Endangered by High Rejection Rate of Israeli Non-Immigrants

    By Pini Herman

    February 14, 2013 | 2:10 pm

    Many Israelis experience rejection by U.S. consular officers in Tel Aviv when applying for non-immigrant visas to the U.S. In 2010, 6.4 percent of the over 140 thousand Israeli U.S. non-immigrant visa applicants, approximately 8,000 Israelis were refused a visitors visa in 2010 .

  • For science and U.S. jobs: Allow Israelis to visit America visa-free

    January 15, 2013 | 9:49 am

    The majority of Americans are supportive of Israel. Still, for good reasons, many in Jewish and pro-Israel communities are deeply anxious about both the security of Israel and the future of the U.S.-Israel relationship.

    Stopping Iran from building a nuclear weapon and...