(Washington, D.C., Nov. 5, 2021)--B’nai B’rith International President Charles O. Kaufman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin have issued the following statement:
We call on Senate Republicans to lift the hold on Deborah Lipstadt’s confirmation as special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism.
Lipstadt was appointed as the Biden administration's special envoy in July and her distinguished academic background, along with her active engagement in the fight against anti-Semitism, makes her eminently qualified for the post.
The special envoy position is vitally important to the fight against the dramatic rise in anti-Semitism globally in all of its manifestations. The hold on Lipstadt’s confirmation must be lifted quickly so she may assume the post and commence this important work.
B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community. Visit bnaibrith.org.