Skip to comments.US Embassy in Tel Aviv Severely Restricts Visas for Israelis
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...
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.
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Is it because of terrorism? Because they might be refugees?
Obama is such a vindictive a-hole!
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.
Secretary of State Ima Pompusass with his Iranian son in law is behind this....
Heaven forbid we allow intelligent, germ free, non-jihadist people come over here.
In other words, the United States State Department has officially joined in on the current, world-wide chorus of, “F*** the Jews!”
“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.
Barry obviously pouting that his nasty phone call did not get Bibi to fold.
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?
I wanna be able to send them Christmas cards every year...
Sounds like the 30’s all over again
That was my first thought as well. If `Violent is the Word for Curly’, vindictive is the word for Barry. He’s a punk.
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.
Does VJ have SS coverage? Just wondering.
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.
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? ,
Obama & Kerry were told to f-off and now Visas are restricted or delayed.
“Bibi you SOB....... I’m not goin to vote you to my birfday” whined the 3 year old Barack
Spell check inadvertency....”I’m not goin to vite you to my birfday”
Incredible. Bambi is great at using bureaucracy to punish his enemies.
Indeed. Depressing isn’t it?
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.