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Erdan confident US visa waiver for Israelis forthcoming after Biden meeting

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

Israeli Ambassador to the US Gilad Erdan outside the White House on August 27, 2021. (Screen capture/Courtesy)
Israeli Ambassador to the US Gilad Erdan outside the White House on August 27, 2021. (Screen capture/Courtesy)

Israeli Ambassador to the US Gilad Erdan says he has “no doubt” that the US will grant a waiver for Israelis that will not require them to purchase visas in order to enter the United States.

Erdan made a private pitch on the matter to US President Joe Biden after the latter’s meeting with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, according to Channel 12.

In a statement shortly thereafter, Erdan says he was highly encouraged by the US president’s remarks in the Oval Office to the press that his administration will look into advancing the matter.

“I have no doubt that after president’s words, the effort to allow Israelis free entry into the US without having to waste time and money on visas will finally bear fruit,” Erdan says.

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