What Obama has failed to do, as Human Events points out, is appoint an envoy to combat anti-Semitism — a position that is already mandated by U.S. law. From Rafael Medoff, director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies:
Foot-dragging on the selection sends a message that anti-Semitism is not of great importance to the United States.I won't forget that Obama hosted a Passover Seder — the first one in the White House, ever — or that he's always been a darling of many Jewish Americans. But how hard can making this appointment really be? Anti-Semitism isn't on it's way out, and there's simply no reason he can't be concerned with discrimination against Jews as much as he's concerned with discrimination against Muslims.