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Israel cancels fingerprint requirement for biometric passports

Knesset approves: Biometric documents will be valid for ten years - even if the person chose not to save their fingerprint in the database.

Israel cancels fingerprint requirement for biometric passports

'Combination certificate' to replace green pass, vaccine passport by end of June

New pass will include all relevant coronavirus information on vaccinations, recovery etc.

As vaccine passports expire, how will passengers travel abroad?

Vindicated: “Jerusalem, Israel”

President Trump ended a long injustice when he extended recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital to the blank space in passports. Op-ed.

Vindicated: “Jerusalem, Israel”

US ends ban on listing 'Israel' on passports of people born in Jerusalem

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo officially announces end to long-standing policy not recognizing Jerusalem as part of Israel.

US now allows 'Israel' on passports of people born in Jerusalem

US to allow 'Israel' on passports of people born in Jerusalem

Trump Admin. reportedly to end policy of not listing country of birthplace of passport holders who were born in Jerusalem.

US to allow 'Israel' on passports of people born in Jerusalem

PA: Trump trying to antagonize the Palestinian people

PA “foreign ministry” blasts US intention to allow US citizens born in Jerusalem to list “Jerusalem, Israel” on their US passports.

PA: Trump trying to antagonize the Palestinian people

US considering including 'Jerusalem, Israel' on passports

Despite US recognition of Jerusalem as capital, US citizens still not allowed to list "Jerusalem, Israel" on their passports.

US considering including 'Jerusalem, Israel' on passports

Iranians caught with fake Israeli passports

Argentina arrests Iranians who entered on stolen, poorly doctored, passports.

Iranians caught with fake Israeli passports

'Jerusalem, Israel' to be written in US passports?

Members of Congress request US Pres. Trump order State Dep't to write 'Jerusalem, Israel,' in passports of US citizens born in Jerusalem.

'Jerusalem, Israel' to be written in US passports?

Israel to issue free temporary passports

Interior Ministry issues free temporary passports to travelers with flights before Oct. 20.

Israel to issue free temporary passports

PA requests Jordan return Israeli ambassador

During talks between Abbas and King Abdullah, demand raised to return embassy staff to Amman, without which they cannot receive visas.

PA requests Jordan return Israeli ambassador

Israel slashes price for passports ordered at Ben Gurion Airport

Compensating for long wait times at Interior Ministry branches, Israeli government slashes prices for emergency passports issued at airport.

Israel slashes price for passports ordered at Ben Gurion Airport

Good news for Israelis: Pay less for your passport

Passport prices drop just in time for summer, Interior Minister says the step 'lowers the cost of living.'

Good news for Israelis: Pay less for your passport

PA planning to issue 'Palestine' passports

PA reportedly tells Israel it will issue "State of Palestine" passports - with or without its consent.

PA planning to issue 'State of Palestine' passports

Report: ISIS stole 'thousands' of blank passports

Islamic State stealing identity papers to sneak terrorists into Europe as refugees, report claims.

Report: ISIS stole 'tens of thousands' of blank passports

ISIS terrorists with 150 European passports nabbed

Two jihadists arrested at Istanbul's international airport with enough European passports stuffed in mini-pizza ovens for a small army.

ISIS terrorists with 150 European passports nabbed

Surge in Passport Requests as Syrians Flee

One million citizens applied for passports in six months, Syrian media reveals - five times the requests in the first half of 2014.

Surge in Passport Requests as Syrians Flee

Jewish Orgs: US Supreme Court Decision 'Myopic'

Both ADL and ZOA blast the decision to separate 'Jerusalem' from 'Israel' on passports, accuse US gov't of bias against Israel.

Jewish Orgs Slam 'Myopic' Supreme Court Decision on Jerusalem

'The US Refuses to Recognize Israel's Sovereignty'

Ari Zivotofsky, the father who fought for 12 years for 'Jerusalem' to be 'Israel' on US passports, speaks on the landmark ruling.

'The US Refuses to Recognize Israel's Sovereignty'

Biometric Passport Stands Debut at Airport

Goodbye, long lines: 17 stands introduced in latest step to transfer Israeli ID system over to biometric.

Biometric Passport Stands Debut at Ben-Gurion Airport

Iranians Sentenced over Fake Israeli Passports

Two Iranians sentenced with jail time or fine for traveling with fake Israeli passports, but mystery remains over their true plans.

Two Iranians Sentenced For Using Fake Israeli Passports

Kenya: Iranians Caught with Fake Israeli Passports

Terror attack or just criminal? Mystery deepens after Iranians attempt to board flight to Tel Aviv with stolen passports.

Iranians Caught in Kenya with Fake Israeli Passports

Landmark Move: US, Israel Issue Mutual Visas

American, Israeli visa process opened to allow US nationals to invest in Israel economy, and vice versa. Is this the end to a visa crisis?

US, Israel Issue Landmark Agreement for Mutual Investor Visas

Orgs Appeal to US Over 'Jerusalem' Passport

Three major umbrella organizations file amicus briefs to US Supreme Court, demanding US citizens born in Jerusalem be listed as Israelis.

Organizations Appeal to Supreme Court Over 'Jerusalem' Passport

US Supreme Court to Decide on Jerusalem's Status

Can the US president declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital?

US Supreme Court to Decide on Jerusalem's Status

US Ambassador Says End to Visa Crisis Coming

Despite doubling in visa rejection rates for young Israelis, US ambassador to Israel stresses the days of the US visa are numbered.

US Ambassador Says End to Visa Crisis Coming

Sephardic Leader, Spanish King Meet

Sephardic Community Council to be the liaison between Jews in Israel and Spanish government, leader tells Arutz Sheva.

Sephardic Community Leader, Spanish King Meet Over Citizenship

Senior Rabbis Forbid Taking Spanish Citizenship

Religious Zionist rabbis, including Rabbi Sholmo Aviner, forbid obtaining Spanish passports, compare to 'reparations' for expulsion.

Senior Rabbis Forbid Taking Spanish Citizenship as Reparations

Report: Hezbollah Terrorists Roam the World

Report says Hezbollah terrorists travel the world freely, seeking opportunities to carry out terror attacks against Israelis and Jews.

Report: Hezbollah Terrorists Roam the World on Foreign Passports

Court: US Doesn't Have to List Israel on Passports

The State Department does not have to honor a law that requires passports issued in Jerusalem to list Israel as their country of issue.

Court: U.S. Doesn't Have to List Israel on Jerusalem Passports