Lankford's email to Oklahomans regarding attacks on Israel

October 10, 2023

This e-newsletter was sent by U.S. Senator James Lankford, Oct. 9, 2023. We have chosen to publish it on our website for those who are not on his mailing list.

Dear Oklahoma friends and neighbors,

It is with a very heavy heart I send this special e-newsletter as we see our friends in Israel being brutally attacked by a ruthless terror group. For some Oklahomans, the attacks are even more difficult because they know someone currently living or visiting Israel. The US should stand strong with our ally, Israel, as they defend themselves from the full-scale terrorist attack and multiple kidnappings from Hamas. Cindy and I are praying for peace, safety, and the immediate release of all hostages.

I want to provide information that may be helpful to you or to another American citizen you know who is currently in Israel.

For continued updates on travel advisories for Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, please visit:

The US Department of State has set up 24/7 communications with US citizens in Israel and has created an online form to provide assistance. To contact the US Embassy in Israel you can fill out THIS FORM or call 1-833-890-9595 or 1-606-641-0131.

It is important if you are in Israel that you check in with the US Embassy.

Any US citizens in Israel should enroll their contact information with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program — or STEP — by visiting the same page (website listed above).

If any Oklahoman is in need of assistance, you can always contact my office at 405-231-4941.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭122‬:‭6‬

In God We Trust,

James Lankford

United States Senator for Oklahoma