Democratic lawmaker introduces visa waiver bill for Israelis
By Julian Pecquet - 05/21/12 08:22 PM EDT
According to Sherman's office, the legislation contains counter-terrorism and information-sharing provisions, and would ensure that Israel adopts biometric travel documents prior to being admitted to the program.
Israel has been in discussions with the U.S. departments of State and Homeland Security to join the Visa Waiver Program since 2005. Almost a third of a million Israelis have to jump through hoops to get a visa every year.