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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,...



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