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Travel of Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism to Kyiv, Dnepropetrovsk, Istanbul, Ankara, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 13, 2014


Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism (SEAS) Ira Forman will travel to Kyiv, Dnepropetrovsk, Istanbul, Ankara, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv from May 14-28, 2014.

SEAS Forman is scheduled to meet with Jewish communal leaders and government officials in Kyiv and Dnepropetrovsk from May 14-16 to assess the situation facing Jewish communities in Ukraine and reaffirm U.S. support for the Ukrainian people.

He will also travel to Istanbul and Ankara from May 20-23 to meet with the Turkish Government and meet with various Jewish communities. From May 25-28, SEAS Forman will be in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv meeting with government officials and nongovernmental organizations.

For more information on Special Envoy Forman’s work and travels, you can follow him on Twitter @SEASForman and on


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