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April 6, 2018  RSS feed
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Opposing anti-Semitism a ‘priority’ for Trump administration, but no envoy yet

WASHINGTON (JTA) – A State Department spokeswoman said combating anti-Semitism remains a “priority” for the Trump administration, but would not say if the Trump administration would fill the congressionally mandated job of an anti-Semitism monitor.

“The position of Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism is currently unfilled, but the Office of International Religious Freedom at the Department of State continues actively to support the mission of that office,” the spokeswoman said in response to a JTA query about why the position remains empty.“Combating anti-Semitism internationally is a priority for this administration.”

The position of anti-Semitism monitor, mandated by a law passed in 2004, has not been filled by Trump more than a year after it was vacated. In addition, the State Department’s office to monitor and combat anti-Semitism has been unstaffed since July 1.


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