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Long Delayed, Deborah Lipstadt Nomination for Antisemitism Envoy Passes Committee

posted on April 5, 2022

Yonat Shimron of Religion News Service reports, “Following an eight-month-long delay, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday (March 29) approved the nomination of noted antisemitism scholar Deborah Lipstadt to be the State Department’s envoy to combat and monitor antisemitism.” Lipstadt’s confirmation had been stalled for months after Sen. Ron Johnson took offense to a tweet that she had posted implying that he held white nationalist views. The Orthodox Union wrote in a statement, “We are extremely pleased the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved Prof. Lipstadt for the position of special envoy to combat antisemitism as attacks and threats continue against the global Jewish community.”

Read at Religion News Service