Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
The Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism is a part of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Affairs (DRL) at the United States Department of State. It is headed by the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism (SEAS). The office "advocates U.S. policy on anti-Semitism both in the United States and internationally, develops and implements policies and projects to support efforts to combat anti-Semitism."
The Office was created by the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004. The current Special Envoy, Ira Forman, was sworn in on May 20, 2013. Forman, the former Executive Director of the National Jewish Democratic Council succeeded Hannah Rosenthal, who served in the post from November 23, 2009 to October 5, 2012. The first Special Envoy was Gregg Rickman, who was sworn in on May 22, 2006 and served until the end of the George W. Bush administration.