Office To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
The Office of the Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism (SEAS) advocates U.S. policy on anti-Semitism both in the U.S. and internationally. Anti-Semitism is discrimination against or hatred toward Jews [see full definition]. SEAS develops and implements policies and projects to support efforts to combat anti-Semitism.
SEAS was established by the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004, and is a part of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL). DRL produces the State Department's annual reports on Human Rights Practices and International Religious Freedom, and SEAS provides input on anti-Semitism for these reports.
Led by the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Gregg Rickman, DRL/SEAS welcomes information on anti-Semitic incidents, including personal and property attacks; government policies, including judicial/prosecutorial decisions and educational programs on the issue; and press and mass media reports.
Report on Contemporary Global Anti-Semitism Released
March 13: The Office of the Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism released today a report on Contemporary Global Anti-Semitism. This report, which was provided to the U.S. Congress earlier this morning, is a follow-up to the State Department’s January 2005 Report on Global Anti-Semitism. Report | Media Note
Combating Anti-Semitism in the OSCE Region
Special Envoy Rickman's testimony Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe on February 7, 2008.