The White House is calling a second meeting this week between administration officials and Jewish advocacy groups amid pressure to respond more forcefully after a spike in antisemitic attacks in the U.S.
Driving the news: The virtual meeting set for Wednesday follows a session Monday with representatives from within the White House and other parts of the administration after some criticism for a slow initial response.
Leaders from five Jewish organizations that participated in the first session had also asked to meet with representatives from the Justice Department, including the FBI.
The second meeting comes a day after the confirmation of Kristen Clarke to lead the DOJ’s civil rights division. It was not immediately clear whether she will attend.
Details: Advocates are asking for more grant funding to boost security around synagogues and other houses of worship or nonprofit organizations.
They’re also pressing the administration to fill two posts to combat antisemitism, after rising attacks and threats following the violence in Israel and Gaza.