Friday, February 08, 2019

Special Envoy To Monitor Anti-Semitism Is Appointed

On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the appointment of  Elan S. Carr as the United States Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.  The State Department has posted Carr's biography. Most recently he served as Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County.  He is an Iraq War veteran and the son of Iraqi Jewish refugees.  As reported by Times of Israel, the Envoy position has been vacant for two years. Last month the House of Representatives passed HR 221 that would have given the Envoy ambassadorial rank and have required the President to nominate someone for the position within 90 days.