Biden to call on ambassador to fight anti-Semitism soon: White House official
President BidenJoe Biden Aides who clashed with Giuliani intentionally gave him the wrong time to prepare for the Trump debate: Biden book says Eid al-Adha has “special significance” amid the Manchin pandemic to support the candidate for the post of head of public lands PLUS will soon appoint a State Department ambassador general to combat and monitor anti-Semitism, the senior White House official for religious engagement said on Tuesday at a Jewish national conference in Washington, DC.
Melissa Rogers, executive director of the White House’s Office of Faith and Neighborhood Partnerships, told a conference hosted by the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) that the president would soon appoint a senior official to oversee the anti-Semitism.
Rogers did not specify who the president would appoint.
The announcement was greeted by Mark Wilf, owner of the Minnesota Vikings and chairman of the JFNA board.
“Our JFNA leadership has called for the appointment of a State Department ambassador to combat and monitor anti-Semitism, and we applaud the Biden administration’s commitment to us today to announce the official appointment in the coming weeks, “he said in a statement.
The JFNA event, called “Cabinet Activation Against Anti-Semitism,” drew Jewish leaders from across the United States to tackle the rise of anti-Semitism in the country, including the concerns of Jewish students over university campuses and the role of social media in amplifying hatred against minorities and ethnic groups. groups.
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Congress elevated the State Department’s Supreme Envoy to Combat Anti-Semitism to Ambassador in January, allowing the Ambassador to report directly to the Secretary of State.
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In February, more than 50 bipartisan lawmakers wrote to Biden urging him to quickly appoint someone as ambassador, citing an increase in anti-Semitism across the world and widespread manifestations of anti-Semitic rhetoric in the United States. .
They specifically noted that amid the crowd of Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol on January 6, there was a man wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt, referring to the Nazi death camp. where about 1.1 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.
In the United States, anti-Semitic cases and attacks generally outweigh hate crimes against other religious and minority groups.
Assaults and incidents against Jews and Jewish institutions escalated in May, amid tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem and an outbreak of fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Around this time, Jewish, Democratic and Democratic lawmakers urged Biden to quickly fill the position of roving ambassador to fight anti-Semitism.
–Update at 3:00 p.m.