Tuesday, August 20, 2019

(JNS) After a 21-month-long vacancy awaiting the appointment of the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, the Trump administration has picked Iraq War veteran and attorney Elan Carr to fill the position.

“I hope I make the difference. At the end of the day, all that matters are results and impact,” Carr told JNS. “And that’s what I pray: that I should have an impact on this terrible [problem].”

The Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism is not subject to Senate confirmation, as it is not an ambassador-level position. However, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill last month that would elevate the status of the position to that of an ambassador, thereby requiring Senate confirmation.

The Jewish community applauded the selection.


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