(July 22, 2019 / JNS) Elan Carr, a Jew of Iraqi descent, was appointed U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism, a senior diplomatic post that had been vacant for two years until he assumed it in February.
Carr is a well-known pro-Israel figure in California, having served as the Los Angeles deputy district attorney before making an unsuccessful 2014 bid on the Republican ticket for Congress in the Democrat-heavy L.A 33rd district. His wife, Dahlia, is a physician, and he flies every weekend from Washington, D.C., to spend Shabbat with his family, for whom he sometimes cooks the Iraqi specialties from his childhood. Carr also served as the international president of Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi), the Jewish fraternity that under his leadership fought anti-Semitism on college campuses in North America and Europe.
JNS caught up with him over the phone while he was in London in early July to find out more about his work combatting this “vile poison” in America and beyond.
Q: What kind of work do you do with your European partners?
Read the rest in JNS.org