Israel’s General Organization of Workers in Israel, better known as the Histadrut, has called for a strike, prompting the closure of its consulates in New York and Washington.
According to the embassy’s Twitter feed, Israel’s national labor union “instructed all government employees to go on general strike, including Israel’s diplomatic posts around the world.”
The diplomats have been told to end all ongoing meetings and activities.
No consular services will be offered, and the embassy will be closed “until further notice,” it added.
All of the embassy’s diplomats are Histadrut members.
The Israeli Consulate General in New York will be closed today, according to a tweet from Itay Milner, the consulate’s spokesman. “No consular services will be offered,” he added.
The news came shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sacked Yoav Gallant, the defense minister, on Sunday night, and Asaf Zamir, the general consul in New York, resigned on Sunday.