U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson has decided to retain the post of special representative on combating anti-Semitism. He said this in a letter to the head of the Senate foreign Affairs Committee Bob Corker.
The post and the relevant Department, created by the decree of the President George Bush, Jr. in 2004, was supposed to be eliminated under the budget cuts of the state Department. This aroused the indignation of the leaders of the Jewish community in the US.
In June, and conducted anti-defamation League round table, Hannah Rosenthal, and Ira Forman, who served as the Obama administration, urged Secretary Rex Tillerson to reconsider this decision.
According to them, the abolition of the post of special Commissioner will undermine US efforts to confront anti – Semitism- at a time when hatred of Jews is becoming more common.