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Senate Committee advances Lipstadt’s nomination as next antisemitism envoy

The final step would be a Senate vote, some eight months after President Biden announced his intention to nominate her to the position.

Congress again postpones Lipstadt's confirmation

Although her nomination was the first item on the agenda, chairman Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) decided to pull her name at the last minute.

Lipstadt Committee confirmation scheduled for Wednesday

After an eight-month delay, Deborah Lipstadt is expected to be nominated by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday. If confirmed, she will wait for a final full Senate vote.

Senate committee holds a hearing on Deborah Lipstadt nomination

“Branding Israel an apartheid state is more than historically inaccurate,” she said. “I believe it's part of a larger effort to delegitimize the Jewish state.”

Senate committee to hold confirmation hearing on Lipstadt's nomination

Deborah Lipstadt was nominated in July, but numerous delays blocked a Senate committee vote on her nomination.

After delays, Deborah Lipstadt, Biden’s antisemitism monitor nominee, to get confirmation hearing

The antisemitism monitor is responsible for reporting on antisemitism overseas and pressing governments to adopt measures to mitigate antisemitism.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
02/02/2022

Jewish Federations urge Senators to hold a hearing on Lipstadt’s nomination 'without delay'

In light of the recent hostage crisis in Colleyville, Texas, 96 Jewish organizations called on lawmakers to hasten Professor Lipstadt’s nomination as Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism.

Deborah Lipstadt may apologize to US senator before confirmation as antisemitism envoy

Other Republican lawmakers have faulted her for appearing in an ad during the 2020 presidential race likening former President Donald Trump’s rhetoric to those of the Nazis in the 1930s.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
09/01/2022

Aaron Keyak tapped for Deputy Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism

Keyak is expected to start his role on Monday and to serve as an acting envoy.

Deborah Lipstadt

Senate urged to appoint Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism monitor without delay

Deborah Lipstadt was nominated to be the antisemitism monitor by US President Joe Biden.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
05/11/2021
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