This morning, U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff spoke with Israeli President Isaac Herzog about Hamas’ attack on Israel.
Speaking to President Herzog, Sen. Ossoff conveyed the outrage and grief of Georgians at the mass murder of Israeli civilians, and he affirmed that Americans stand with Israelis at this moment of tragedy.
Sen. Ossoff spoke with President Herzog from the United States Embassy in Beijing, where Sen. Ossoff was on a Bipartisan Senate National Security Delegation to Asia.
Sen. Ossoff has received regular briefings on the aftermath of the attacks from the U.S. Department of State and U.S. national security officials while in China. Sen. Ossoff and the Bipartisan Delegation will return earlier than planned to Washington, D.C. in light of world events.
Earlier in the day, Sen. Ossoff and the Delegation met with several Ambassadors from allied nations. Sen. Ossoff and his bipartisan colleagues conveyed to allied Ambassadors their support for the Israeli people and affirmed the importance of united condemnation of Hamas’ terrorism.
Photo: Sen. Ossoff, bipartisan colleagues spoke to Israeli President Isaac Herzog about Hamas’ attack on Israel.
On Saturday, Sen. Ossoff released the following statement on Hamas’ Attack on Israel:
“I condemn in the strongest terms Hamas’ indiscriminate and murderous assault on our Israeli allies. This evening I spoke with Israeli Consul General Anat Sultan-Dadon to convey Georgians’ support for Israel and the Israeli people, and our outrage and grief at the murder of Israeli civilians.
“I expect to be briefed by senior U.S. national security officials within the hour on the latest developments and efforts to support our allies and protect Americans in the region.”
Sen. Ossoff is also urging Georgians in Israel — or anyone with family or friends in Israel — to contact his office for assistance and follow the guidance below.
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.
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/.
In addition, the State Department advises any U.S. citizens in Israel should enroll their contact information in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP): https://step.state.gov/step/.
If Senator Ossoff and his office can be of further assistance, please contact them at Ossoff.senate.gov or by calling 470-786-7800.
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