Deborah Lipstadt Nominated as State Department President Biden's Antisemitism Envoy #usa #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen

Holocaust historian, Deborah Lipstadt, is being nominated the ambassador-level position at the US State Department, as antisemitism envoy.  As it is an ambassador level position, the nomination must be approved by the US Senate. The antisemitism monitor’s role is tracking and reporting on the phenomenon overseas, and lobbying governments to address anti-Jewish bigotry within their borders.


Ms. Lipstadt is a professor at Emory University in Atlanta and was the protagonist of the 2016 film “Denial,” about her successful defeat of a libel suit filed by a Holocaust denier David Irvin, after he sued her in a British court for defamation for calling him a Holocaust denier. She is the author of several books.


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Jan Meisels Allen

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