Trump administration moves to fill long-vacant post of anti-Semitism envoy

By Yonat Shimron | Religion News Service

(RNS) — More than two years into his administration, President Trump is set to name a Los Angeles prosecutor as his anti-Semitism envoy, a post many Jewish leaders and interfaith activists have repeatedly pleaded with the president to fill.

Elan Carr, 50, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq and was national president of the Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi, will be nominated by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to published reports.

The special envoy position advances U.S. foreign policy on anti-Semitism. It was created in 2004, and President George W. Bush appointed its first occupant two years later.