The US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, travelled to South America on Friday.
Lipstadt will visit Argentina and Chile from July 15 to 21, according to the State Department.
During her visits to both countries, Lipstadt will engage with local Jewish communities, government officials, and civil society representatives. She will speak about “actionable strategies and opportunities to counter antisemitism, which is fundamental to advancing human rights.”
In Argentina, Lipstadt will also participate in events commemorating the anniversary of the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.
A statement from the State Department noted that the “July 18, 1994 attack, which killed 85 people and injured hundreds more, remains one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in the last half century.”
Lipstadt previously travelled to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, her first international trip as envoy.
During that trip she met with senior governmental and civil society interlocutors to “discuss important changes underway in the Middle East.”
“Her engagements emphasized promoting interfaith understanding, as well as combating intolerance and anti-Jewish sentiment... and [built] on the profoundly important Abraham Accords,” the State Department said.