Those with flights on Sunday were able to board their flights and enter Israel due to the intervention of Amudim and the New York consulate.
According to the letter, Israeli travelers account for $1.2 billion in spending annually, with an average of $4,000 in personal spending per trip.
Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will meet on Zoom once a month.
Israelis of all socioeconomic backgrounds are afflicted with wanderlust and take every opportunity to flit around the globe, whether or not they can afford to do so.
Adding Israel to the VWP would enable all Israeli citizens to visit the US for up to 90 days for tourism or business.
The White House said in August after a meeting between President Biden and Israeli PM Bennett that Biden emphasized "his administration would strengthen bilateral cooperation with Israel."
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The agreement was announced by Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked and will begin on October 10.
A source in Bennett’s entourage in Washington explained that the visa waiver issue had gotten stuck in lower-level talks between Israel and the US.
Although parallel initiatives to collect fingerprints of all citizens have been met with heavy opposition in the past, there was no real opposition to the current bill.