Since President Donald Trump was elected to the presidency last January, the position for the Special Envoy aimed to monitor and combat Antisemitism has not yet been filled.
Dozens of lawmakers and religious leaders in the U.S. urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to nominate an envoy, after reports indicated the position would be left empty in July and might be eliminated altogether.
The Special Envoy aims to monitor antisemitic incidents, document the cases in various State departments abroad, and represents and advises international organizations. The special envoy combats Antisemitism and incitement, as well as helped establish the State Department’s working definition of antisemitism. The position was first created under the Global Antisemitic Review Act of 2004.
By: Michael Schwartz