At First Public Event, New US Antisemitism Special Envoy Speaks of ‘Ubiquitous’ Nature of Rising Global Jew-Hatred

Ambassador Deborah E. Lipstadt. Photo: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

May 17, 2022

In her first public event as U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, Ambassador Deborah E. Lipstadt delivered an address last Thursday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

In her remarks, Ambassador Lipstadt spoke about the rise worldwide of antisemitism, violent extremism, and Holocaust distortion and denial.

“We must acknowledge,” she said, “that antisemitism does not come from one end of the political spectrum. It is ubiquitous and is espoused by people who agree on nothing else or, better put, disagree on everything else.”

A full recording of the event, including Ambassador Lipstadt’s speech, can be viewed here:

The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) was honored to be represented at the event by Director of Partnerships and Development Nelson France.