The COP Praises the Appointment of Elan Carr as Special Envoy for Anti-Semitism

Jerusalem, Israel

Arthur Stark, Chairman and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations issued the following statement:

We warmly welcome the appointment of Elan Carr as the State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. We have known Mr. Carr for many years, most recently in his capacity as the devoted president of AEPi and member of the Conference of Presidents. Mr. Carr’s long record of involvement in Jewish communal work, supporting the State of Israel, and combating anti-Semitism is remarkable. He has the knowledge, commitment, and capabilities to successfully address the rising tide of anti-Semitism in its various forms in Europe and around the world. We look forward to working with him and his colleagues, Kenneth Marcus, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education, former senator Sam Brownback, U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, and others in the administration devoted to fighting bigotry, hatred, and anti-Semitism. We wish him great success.


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