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The Simon Wiesenthal Center welcomes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s appointment of Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Center’s Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). USCIRF welcomed the newly appointed Commissioners who will be instrumental in continuing the promotion of religious freedom abroad.
As an acknowledged expert on online hate and anti-Semitism, Rabbi Cooper has a distinguished career defending the rights of the Jewish people, combating terrorism, and promoting multi-faith relations worldwide.
“I’m honored to serve alongside my six other fellow commissioners on this prestigious commission. It is a great honor for me and all of my colleagues at the Simon Wiesenthal Center who devote their lives in pursuit of a better world for all," said Rabbi Cooper. “I look forward to working together to expand and promote religious freedom around the globe,” he added.
USCIRF Commissioners are appointed by the President and leadership of both political parties in the Senate and House of Representatives.
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