Four Israelis were temporarily refused entry to the United States because they were born in Iran. Since Sept. 11, a minimum three-week waiting period has been instituted for Israelis born in a Muslim country. The Israeli government views the practice as justifiable and nondiscriminatory. Mark Regev, a spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in Washington, noted that the two governments are working together to find procedures to make the visa process for Israelis easier.
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