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US Embassy in Tel Aviv Severely Restricts Visas for Israelis
Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-30-14 | Tova Dvorin

Posted on 07/30/2014 11:49:16 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The US embassy in Tel Aviv has cancelled tourist visa applications for Israelis, according to a statement on its official website, in a move it claims is a matter of staffing and security.

"Due to the current security situation in Tel Aviv, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv remains open but is operating at reduced staffing until further notice, and has canceled routine visa application processing and American Citizen services," the statement says. "Emergencies involving an American citizen and visa applications will be considered on a case by case basis."

The statement surfaces in the midst of both souring US-Israel relations and an already-pressured visa crisis, which has seen the visa process for Israelis grow more and more difficult over the past year.

In April, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced an internal review into claims that hundreds of young Israelis were being barred from entering the US for political reasons.

An initial investigation found that the rejection rate of visa applications for young Israelis ages 21-26 had doubled, from 16% in 2009 to 32% in 2014; Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro stated that the visa crisis is close to coming to an end several days later.

"The department will take immediate steps to increase the number of young Israelis that can travel to the US according to our immigration laws," Shapiro wrote, in a Facebook post...

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Earlier this year, Israeli security officials also claimed they were being targeted by the US, and that hundreds of defense officials were turned away from making important visits to Washington.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: americavsisrael; americavsjews; israel; israelgroundop; obamaforeignpolicy; obamavsisrael; obamavsjews; snakedept; telaviv; us; usembassy; visas

1 posted on 07/30/2014 11:49:16 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Is it because of terrorism? Because they might be refugees?

Obama is such a vindictive a-hole!


2 posted on 07/30/2014 11:50:54 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Sort of reminds me of the govt ‘shutdown’ we endured this past year. To maximize pain the natl parks were shit down along w/ memorials etc. I see thyre using the same game plan against Israelis wanting to visit the US.


3 posted on 07/30/2014 11:52:50 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Secretary of State Ima Pompusass with his Iranian son in law is behind this....


4 posted on 07/30/2014 11:52:55 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Obamanoia.


5 posted on 07/30/2014 11:53:40 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Heaven forbid we allow intelligent, germ free, non-jihadist people come over here.


6 posted on 07/30/2014 11:53:45 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

In other words, the United States State Department has officially joined in on the current, world-wide chorus of, “F*** the Jews!”


7 posted on 07/30/2014 11:54:37 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: 556x45

“Sort of reminds me of the govt ‘shutdown’ we endured this past year.”

That was exactly my first thought. The guy is an absolute, low-class thug.


8 posted on 07/30/2014 12:03:38 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Barry obviously pouting that his nasty phone call did not get Bibi to fold.


9 posted on 07/30/2014 12:06:39 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 556x45
Sort of reminds me of the govt ‘shutdown’ we endured this past year. To maximize pain the natl parks were shit down along w/ memorials etc. I see thy're using the same game plan against Israelis wanting to visit the US.

Exactly what occurred to me.

No way to tell what petty and vicdictive thing Omugabe and Valerie Jarrett will dream up next.
I wonder where these criminals will choose to live after they have lost the levers of power?
Palestine????

Iran?
Qatar?
Saudi Arabia?
Syria?
Lybia?
Pakistan?
Turkey?

I wanna be able to send them Christmas cards every year...

10 posted on 07/30/2014 12:08:19 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: publius911

Sounds like the 30’s all over again


11 posted on 07/30/2014 12:09:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 556x45

That was my first thought as well. If `Violent is the Word for Curly’, vindictive is the word for Barry. He’s a punk.


12 posted on 07/30/2014 12:11:11 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Israelis that want to visit the US have to do it the official way preferred by Washington. First, get a visa to Honduras or Guatemala. When you arrive there, walk over to Mexico and hop on La Beastia. At the last stop, hop over to Border Patrol, tell them in Spanish you are 14 and persecuted. When Israelis do this, not only will they be here in the US, but they will get a ride to various cities around the country free of charge, an $800 EBT for vacation money, drivers license, housing, food. Plenty of health care should the need arise... oh, and if you are “lucky”, plenty of contraceptives so’s you won’t be punished with a baby.

I know it sounds a bit involved, but rest assured, Washington is working on a way to fly you direct.


13 posted on 07/30/2014 12:20:41 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Does VJ have SS coverage? Just wondering.


14 posted on 07/30/2014 12:33:04 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

In the 1930s, the Roosevelt administration limited the number of Jews who could come to the United States from Germany. I recall reading about a ship full of Jewish refugees (SS St. Louis) that was sent back to Europe with its passengers in 1939.


15 posted on 07/30/2014 12:38:17 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Jack Hammer

The USA state department has been a leader in the anti-Jooo campaign for many many years. Dating back even before 1948. If the snake department were even halfway decent, it would move its embassy to Israel’s capital ( like embassies are sited all around the world). Ha: maybe Israel should move its embassy to a better city ..like dallas, Texas or Honolulu or Kalamazoo? ,


16 posted on 07/30/2014 1:07:40 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Obama & Valerie are mean, despicable, vindictive POS!

Obama & Kerry were told to f-off and now Visas are restricted or delayed.

17 posted on 07/30/2014 1:08:21 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

“Bibi you SOB....... I’m not goin to vote you to my birfday” whined the 3 year old Barack


18 posted on 07/30/2014 1:10:15 PM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: bert

Spell check inadvertency....”I’m not goin to vite you to my birfday”


19 posted on 07/30/2014 1:13:19 PM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Incredible. Bambi is great at using bureaucracy to punish his enemies.


20 posted on 07/30/2014 1:32:36 PM PDT by livius
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To: reg45
I recall reading about a ship full of Jewish refugees (SS St. Louis) that was sent back to Europe with its passengers in 1939.

Their story was made into a movie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyage_of_the_Damned


21 posted on 07/30/2014 1:46:03 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GeronL

Indeed. Depressing isn’t it?


22 posted on 07/30/2014 3:54:01 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: reg45
Yes; there were several thousand Jews on board that ship, trying to escape the Nazi/US State Department/raghead persecution and death camps. The Great FDR did not want them in the United States so he sent them back to certain slavery and death in Nazi Germany.
And people wonder why I viscerally hate DEMONCRATS AND LIB/PROGRESSIVES.
I would love to send OBASTARD and all of his supporters and minions to a nice summer camp like TREBLINKA, AUSHWITZ or SOBIBOR.
All but a very few of those passengers aboard that ship died in the death camps, all because of DEMONCRATS, the US State Department, and their supporters. Things have not changed at all with DEMONCRATS or at the US SNAKE DEPARTMENT.
23 posted on 07/31/2014 2:48:21 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 5th MEB

It was not so much FDR as the Dixiecrats in congress and the State Department who blocked the Jews from entering the country. FDR needed those Dixiecrats to maintain his coalition and his hold on power. He had an election coming up in two years; he would have completed two full terms by then and there was a lot of sentiment for the two term tradition that had been in place since George Washington. FDR could not afford to make any waves with that powerful bloc if he wanted a third term.


24 posted on 07/31/2014 3:05:16 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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25 posted on 07/31/2014 9:42:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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