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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2020


Elan Carr


Elan Carr serves as the US State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism. As Special Envoy, he advises the Secretary of State and is responsible for directing US policies and projects aimed at countering antisemitism throughout the world. The son of Iraqi Jewish refugees who fled persecution in Iraq, Carr speaks both Hebrew and the Iraqi dialect of Arabic. Among Carr’s achievements in 2020 was a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on combating antisemitism reached between the US and the Arab Gulf nation of Bahrain, which also reached a peace deal with Israel this year. Carr praised Bahrain for becoming the first state in the Middle East to join the United States in combating “the ancient, recurring human sickness that is antisemitism and… the first to include the delegitimization of the State of Israel in that project.” (Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons License)


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