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The Politics of the American Response to Global Anti-Semitism
October 1, 2009 | Dr. Rafael Medoff
A congressional initiative in 2004 to appoint a U.S. envoy for combating global anti-Semitism was strongly opposed by the Bush administration. Proponents of the measure responded by mobilizing the support of a diverse coalition of prominent American political, religious, and cultural figures. In the face of mounting public criticism and on the eve of the presidential election, the administration withdrew its opposition and President Bush signed it into law.