Members of Congress are urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to fill the position of special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism. One-hundred-sixteen signed the bipartisan letter. The position has been vacant since Trump took office and the administration has indicated that it might never be filled.
The letter urges Tillerson "to maintain staff in the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, which is crucial to ensuring U.S. efforts against global anti-Semitism match the scale and severity of threats to Jewish communities on the ground."
Frank Bruni asks why Trump keeps dissing Jews, noting that "his blunders when it comes to Jews speak volumes about his limitations as a person and liabilities as a president."
Academics must speak out against Jewish Voice for Peace. Anti-Semitism has no place on college campuses, writes Jarrod Tanny, a Jewish history associate professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.