SWC Hails the Raising of the Status of Special Envoy on Antisemitism to Ambassador
January 13, 2021
The Simon Wiesenthal Center applauds the signing into law, the bill raising the status of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, to Ambassador.
Mark Weitzman, the SWC’s Director of Government Affairs who was one of the first proponents of the bill stated, “The elevation of the position of Special Envoy to Ambassador sends a clear signal that the United States is committed to making the fight against antisemitism a diplomatic and political priority. We are especially grateful for the unanimous bipartisan support of this bill in the House and Senate, which shows agreement that antisemitism deserves no place in today’s political discourse.”
Mr. Weitzman continued, "We recognize and thank Reps. Chris Smith (R–NJ) and Brad Schneider (D–IL) and Sens. Marco Rubio (R–FL) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) for their commitment and leadership in this historic achievement."
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