The United States and Israel are set to add Israelis to a fast-track immigration system.
Yediot Ahronoth reported Thursday that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman have agreed to add Israel to the “Global Entry” program, which was negotiated during a recent trip of Homeland Security officials to Israel.
For a $100 fee, frequent business travelers undergo a thorough security clearance. Once cleared, they enter the United States through a biometric fingerprint check, skipping passport checks.
According to Yediot, six countries have joined the program, including Britain, Holland, Qatar, Austria, New Zealand and Japan, and 250,000 American citizens have registered.