US President Joe Biden announced yesterday a new initiative to fight anti-Semitism, consisting of more than 100 measures that can be taken by the US government and its partners, the Associated Press reported.
Biden pointed out that this is the first US National Strategy to combat anti-Semitism and that it sends a clear message that “evil will not win in America.”
The strategy, months in the making, has four main goals: to understand the causes of anti-Semitism and how it threatens America, to strengthen the security of Jewish communities, to take measures to combat discrimination based on anti-Semitism, and building solidarity and taking common action from different communities in the name of fighting anti-Semitism.
Jewish organizations welcomed the initiative of the American government, notes AP.
At the same time, the US president announced his nomination for the chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, Reuters reported.
This is the head of the US Air Force, General Charles Brown.
“General Brown has built a reputation as an unwavering and highly effective leader, a man of teamwork and trust who carries out with distinction” the tasks set, Biden said when announcing the nomination.
Information about Biden’s nomination was announced already on Wednesday. If confirmed by the US Senate, Brown would succeed current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley and become the second black man to hold the post since Colin Powell (who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993. ).
Biden urged the Senate to approve Brown’s nomination. So far, however, the timetable for the process of approving Brown’s candidacy is not entirely clear, notes Reuters.
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