Assistance Concerning the Emergency in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza

A message from Senator Chris Murphy: Amid these difficult circumstances, we realize that there may be many Americans currently in Israel and the Palestinian territories, including those who call Connecticut home, who are in need of accurate and up-to-date information about how to stay safe and get in contact with the U.S. Embassy. My team has compiled relevant guidance from the State Department to assist Americans in the region and answer their questions in emergency situations. I encourage you to share these with any family and friends that are traveling in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza or who have questions about the current situation.

  • The Department of State 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 this online form or call 1-833-890-9595 or 1-606-641-0131.
  • For the latest updates from the Department of State, please monitor the messages to U.S. citizens from the U.S. Embassy in Israel here.
  • The State Department has asked that any U.S. citizens in Israel enroll their contact information in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), which you can complete here. Enrolling in STEP allows you to receive important information about safety conditions, assists the Embassy, family, and friends to contact you during an emergency.
  • The State Department is continuously updating their international travel advisory for Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. Those updates can be found on their website here.
  • In addition to the resources provided above, my dedicated constituent services team is standing by to assist with any inquiries, including questions about consular services and visas. To submit a request to our casework team, please complete and submit the help with a federal agency form.

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

You can contact Senator Murphy’s team here:

Hartford office at (860) 549-8463.  D.C. office at (202) 224-4041.