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Office of the Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Antisemitism

Our Mission

The Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism (SEAS) advances U.S. foreign policy on antisemitism. Antisemitism is discrimination, prejudice, or hatred toward Jews. The Special Envoy develops and implements policies and projects to support efforts to combat antisemitism. Deborah E. Lipstadt was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 30, 2022 as the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, with the rank of Ambassador.

Key Topics

Virtual Conference on Internet Antisemitism

Organized by the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, the first-ever U.S. Government conference focused on combatting online antisemitism aimed to explore the threats posed by antisemitism on the internet and social media and to consider practical responses for governments and civil society.

Learn more about the conference Virtual Conference on Internet Antisemitism

Defining Antisemitism

"Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities."

IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism Defining Antisemitism

U.S. Department of State

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