On Saturday, October 7, Israel experienced one of the darkest days in its history when Hamas terrorists infiltrated the country, slaughtering hundreds of innocent civilians including at least 11 American citizens, and taking dozens of hostages. I strongly condemn these unprovoked and barbaric attacks against our strongest ally in the Middle East. The United States must stand firmly with Israel and provide unwavering support as they fight to defend their homeland and seek the safe return of all those who are being held hostage. We can and will do whatever it takes to protect the only democracy in the Middle East.
Any U.S. citizen trying to reach the U.S. Embassy in Israel can fill out this form https://cacms.state.gov/s/crisis-intake or call 1-833-890-9595 or 1-606-641-0131. For the latest updates, please monitor the messages to U.S. citizens from the U.S. Embassy in Israel: https://il.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/security-and-travel-information/.
Lastly, if you know of someone in Israel in need of assistance or evacuation, please don’t hesitate to contact my office at (480) 946-2411 for additional resources. All foreign travelers, especially those currently in Israel, are encouraged to enroll their contact information with the State Department’s Smart Traveler Program (STEP) https://step.state.gov/step/.
The latest security alerts for U.S. citizens from Mission Israel are located here.
The Department of State continues to closely monitor the security situation in Israel. The Department has a 24/7 coordinating group communicating with U.S. citizens and providing them assistance through phone calls and an online form. U.S. citizens seeking to be in touch with the U.S. Embassy in Israel can fill out the form (https://cacms.state.gov/s/crisis-intake) or call 1-833-890-9595 or 1-606-641-0131.
Please continue to ask any U.S. citizens in Israel to enroll their contact information in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP):https://step.state.gov/step/