Following the nomination of Deborah Lipstadt to serve as the State Department’s Ambassadorial Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, Democratic Majority for Israel President Mark Mellman made the following statement:

“We applaud President Biden’s selection of Professor Deborah Lipstadt to lead the United States’ fight against antisemitism around the world.

“As a world-renowned historian with decades of experience studying the Holocaust, its denial, and the origins of antisemitism, Dr. Lipstadt has battled antisemitism from the halls of academia, to the public square, to the world’s courtrooms. She is uniquely qualified to take on this challenge. Throughout her career, Dr. Lipstadt has shown rare courage and moral clarity.

“Dr. Lipstadt’s selection is another powerful example of President Biden’s steadfast commitment to combat hatred and racism and of his administration’s relentless fight against antisemitism.”