US official: We seek 'equal treatment' for all US citizens with Visa Waiver Program

Israel does not currently meet all the requirements to be included in the US Visa Waiver Program, including reciprocal visa-free travel for all US citizens.

After Putin's mobilization, Israeli passports in demand for Russian Jews

Jewish Russian citizens have received orders to be drafted into the Russian army.

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Syrian tries to use 'worst Israeli passport forgery of all time'

A forged passport made by a Syrian traveler contained spelling of words that made no sense and border control stamps that haven't been used in years.

Grapevine June 17, 2022: Accords and art

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Meet Portugalis, the company helping Jews claim Portuguese citizenship

Portugal has a rich and tragic Jewish history. What are the benefits of obtaining Portuguese citizenship?

Verbal abuse, intimidation routine for foreigners at Ben Gurion airport

Population and Immigration officials threaten to handcuff one individual, ban another from Israel for a decade. ‘I felt like a criminal’ say three separate travelers who experienced hostile behavior.

 At wit's end: Esther Esquenazi with her 10-month-old son

American olim in limbo as backlog at US Emabssy continues

As coronavirus cases are spiking once again across Israel, those seeking appointments with the embassy remain in a continued state of annoyance and uncertainty.


US to allow citizens abroad to travel on expired passports

The expired passport rule will only apply to people traveling to the US from abroad, and can only be used once.

Israelis abroad angered by new 'forced' passports for their children

Many Israelis have been waiting for a year or longer due to the pandemic to visit family in Israel, and were hoping to bring their children this summer.


Coronavirus: Green pass extended through 2021, no need for third shot beforehand

Green passports in Israel are granted to all those who are fully vaccinated or recovered from the virus.

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