Weekly roundup of world briefs
July 23, 2021
Biden taps LA’s Jewish mayor Eric Garcetti to be US ambassador to India
By Ron Kampeas
WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden nominated Los Angeles’ Jewish mayor, Eric Garcetti, to be his ambassador to India.
In announcing the nomination on Friday, the White House emphasized Garcetti’s experience in leading an international city. Garcetti, 50, who was raised Jewish and attended Jewish summer camp, was a co-chairman of Biden’s presidential campaign and helped select his running mate, Kamala Harris.
“As mayor, Garcetti oversees the busiest container port in the Western Hemisphere,...