Elan Carr named new U.S. envoy to fight anti-Semitism
Updated: Feb 11, 2019
Politico.com, Nahal Toosi, Feb 5 2019
The Trump administration, after more than two years and significant pressure from Congress, has named a special envoy dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism.
The appointment of Elan Carr, whose title is special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, was announced Tuesday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
According to Pompeo’s statement,Carr is a former criminal prosecutor and serves as a military officer, according to Pompeo's statement.
Pompeo also said Carr had “served as an anti-terrorism expert, and a Jewish community leader" and "has played a prominent role in defending the safety of the Jewish people at home and abroad.”
Carr ran for Congress as a Republican in California, losing to Democrat Ted Lieu.
Carr will attend conferences on combating anti-Semitism this week in Slovakia and Belgium, the State Department said.