Israel is on the brink of joining the United States' Visa Waiver Program, after an unofficial communication from the US has confirmed that Israel satisfies all the prerequisites for inclusion.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to endorse Israel's candidacy for the program on September 27. Then, the US should formally announce Israel's participation the next day. 

Last week, it was announced that Israel is indeed progressing on the path towards joining program, and it can be said that the country is now in the final stretch. However, the final stage for the cancellation of entry visas for Israeli citizens is also divided into two phases. The first stage is entry into the program, while the second and final stage is an actual exemption and the commencement of the program in practice.

In Israel, cautious optimism is being expressed, but it is preferred not to make any overtly celebratory statements.... Read More: JPost