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Ashton’s husband Josh, who is a Messianic Jew, works for Christian ministry in Fort Worth, Texas, called Zola Levitt. Josh and his brother were recently asked to go to Israel to film a teaching series, but while they were there, the Hamas attacks began.
Now Josh and his brother are stuck in Israel with no way of knowing how they’re getting home to their anxiously waiting families.
Their flights have been canceled, and there is currently no official plan in place to rescue the thousands of trapped Americans.
“This is the largest mass kidnapping of Americans since the Iran crisis of the 70s, and our administration seems to have basically no opinion on it,” says Stu.
White House strategic communications coordinator John Kirby doesn’t see the problem. In a recent press conference, he stated:
“There are still many viable options for Americans who may want to leave Israel. The airport is still open ... and there's still some viable ground routes, so if people wanted to leave Israel via road, that's still possible as well.”
“I'm offended that that man would have the audacity to lie to the American people,” says Ashton.
“Oh just get a car [and] drive into Jordan, into Iman ... a super friendly country,” she mocks.
Further, “there's about 64,000 people at the Tel Aviv airport also trying to get a flight” with “only 30% of commercial flights leaving.”
“Mexico landed a plane and got their 300 nationals out; the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, [and] Poland” have all flown in and rescued their nationals, Ashton tells Stu.
“Where is America?” she pleads. “I grew up in a time when I believed that when I traveled internationally, my passport meant something, that nobody was gonna mess with somebody who had an American passport because they knew America meant business and they were going to come for you.”
But now, “our people are left stranded in a war zone that they didn’t ask to be a part of ... our people deserve better.”
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