US names envoy to combat anti-Semitism, warns of rising incidents

Ira Forman was named as a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism
Ira Forman was named as a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism


The United States on Monday appointed a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism as a new State Department report warned about incidents in VenezuelaEgypt and Iran.

Secretary of State John Kerry named Ira Forman, a long time director of the National Jewish Democratic Council, as special envoy citing a “troubling trend” of anti-Semitism around the world. Forman succeeds Hannah Rosenthal, who stepped down last year.

The 2012 report on religious freedom said an increase worldwide in anti-Semitism was “of great concern.”

Read more about the Ira Forman’s new post at Reuters.


Freddie Allen is the National News Editor for the NNPA News Wire and 200-plus Black newspapers. 20 million readers. You should follow Freddie on Twitter and Instagram @freddieallenjr.

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