Updates on Israel

U.S. State Department Travel Advisory #6

The Department of State continues to closely monitor the security situation in Israel and has established a 24/7 group to communicate with U.S. citizens and to provide them assistance through phone calls and an online form.   

U.S. citizens seeking to contact 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 ask any U.S. citizens in Israel to enroll their contact information in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP):


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/   

All U.S. citizens in Israel are asked to enroll their contact information in the Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP): https://step.state.gov/step/   

The Department of State will post additional updates to travel advisories for Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza as they are issued at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/IsraeltheWestBankandGaza.html   

U.S. citizens can find additional information regarding steps to take in case of mortar and rocket fire in the Country Information for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/IsraeltheWestBankandGaza.html):  

U.S. citizens can also download the IDF Homefront Command Ap on their phone for updates: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/israel-home-front-command/id1542010719 Embassy Locations in Israel:   

U.S. Embassy Jerusalem
14 David Flusser St. Jerusalem
Telephone: +972-3-519-7575
E-mail: JerusalemACS@state.gov
Website: https://il.usembassy.gov   

U.S. Embassy Branch Office
Tel Aviv 71 HaYarkon St. Tel Aviv
Telephone: +972-3-519-7575
E-mail: TelAvivACS@state.gov
Website: https://il.usembassy.gov   

State Department –
Consular Affairs 888-407-4747
or 202-501-4444Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Country Information Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Travel Advisory

The Internal Revenue Service today announced tax relief for individuals and businesses affected by the terrorist attacks in the State of Israel. These taxpayers now have until Oct. 7, 2024, to file various federal returns, make tax payments and perform other time-sensitive tax-related actions.

  • In Notice 2023-71, the IRS provided relief to certain taxpayers who, due to the terrorist attacks, may be unable to meet a tax-filing or tax-payment obligation, or may be unable to perform other time-sensitive tax-related actions. The IRS will continue to monitor events and may provide additional relief. 
  • Today’s notice postpones various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred or will occur during the period from Oct. 7, 2023, through Oct. 7, 2024 (postponement period). As a result, affected individuals and businesses will have until Oct. 7, 2024, to file returns and pay any taxes that were originally due during this period.

Who Qualifies for Relief?

  • Any individual whose principal residence or business entity or sole proprietor whose principal place of business is in Israel, the West Bank or Gaza (the covered area).
  • Any individual, business or sole proprietor, or estate or trust whose books, records or tax preparer is located in the covered area.
  • Anyone killed, injured, or taken hostage due to the terrorist attacks.
  • Any individual affiliated with a recognized government or philanthropic organization and who is assisting in the covered area, such as a relief worker.