B’nai B’rith International recently called for the Justice Department to appoint a special coordinator on domestic anti-Semitism and pushed back on the proposed cuts to the State Department's envoy on anti-Semitism.
The social disease of anti-Semitism is reaching shocking new levels not merely in the lands of the Holocaust, but right here at home. And rather than assuring it adequate attention from Washington, budget-cutters may be poised to give it less.
There is one office in the United States government charged with monitoring anti-Semitism. It is that of a State Department special envoy whose job is to fight anti-Semitism around the world. But with potential cutbacks in the State Department’s budget, this envoy’s position could be eliminated.
We cannot let this happen, and that is why B'nai B'rith has contacted you with this urgent notice.
It’s not simply that this envoy’s office has been able to persuade other countries to take their problems with anti-Semitism seriously—or that stepping back from the model the United States created would send a disastrous signal that our country is abdicating its moral leadership on this critical issue.
It’s that the United States now has our own problem with anti-Semitism.
On this issue, we need your help...
B’nai B’rith International is not merely alarmed at the fact of anti-Semitism in the United States. We are alarmed at the fact of the sudden surge and its visceral nature. Our history tells us that we dare not be silent or complacent. Our history cries out to us to speak.
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