September 14, 2018 – On Thursday, The American Jewish Committee (AJC) applauded the House’s passage of Rep. Chris Smith’s bill “Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act.”

“Mobilizing governments and civil society and assuring there are adequate tools to combat European anti-Semitism are priority objectives, for which the U.S. Special Envoy is an essential partner. At a time when anti-Semitism shows no sign of abating, it is fitting and logical that this position be given prominence at the State Department,” said Jason Isaacson, AJC Associate Executive Director for Policy.

The bill establishes an advisor position to lead U.S. efforts to monitor and combat anti-Semitism in foreign countries. It also emphasizes that the position should be filled by “a person of recognized distinction in the field of religious freedom or combating anti-Semitism.”

Read AJC’s full press release here.