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Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights

Office of the Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

Our Mission

The Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism advances U.S. foreign policy on anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism is discrimination against or hatred toward Jews. The Special Envoy develops and implements policies and projects to support efforts to combat anti-Semitism.

Key Topics

Virtual Conference on Internet Anti-Semitism

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

Watch the conference Virtual Conference on Internet Anti-Semitism

Defining Anti-Semitism

"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 Anti-Semitism Defining Anti-Semitism

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future