Israelis may travel to US without visas

By HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
July 30, 2007 21:58

 
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US President George W. Bush is expected to sign legislation in the coming days which would clear the way for Israelis to join America's visa waiver program. The provision, part of a recently passed homeland security bill, would not come into effect until other mechanisms tracking tourists in America are in place, meaning even with a presidential okay, the program could take more than a year to implement and would still be dependent on US agency approval. But a major obstacle was clear last week when Congress voted to loosen restrictions governing which country's citizens can enter the US as tourists without applying for a visa.

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