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  • 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 .

  • Obama extends Israel embassy waiver

    June 5, 2012 | 10:13 am

    President Obama extended a waiver for an additional six months that delays moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

    Obama’s waiver, issued June 1, follows in the footsteps of predecessors Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, who also extended the waiver every six months since a...

  • Sherman introduces visa waiver legislation

    May 22, 2012 | 10:28 am

    U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman introduced legislation to allow Israel into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program.

    Sherman (D-Calif.) this week introduced the Visa Waiver for Israel Act, which would permit nationals from Israel to enter the United States as temporary visitors for tourism or business...