Bush stacks Holocaust council with staff


WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Bush stacked his final selection of appointees to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Council with senior Jewish members of his administration.

Among 11 appointees announced Tuesday evening were Josh Bolten, Bush’s chief of staff; Elliott Abrams, a deputy national security adviser responsible for the Middle East; Michael Chertoff, the homeland security secretary; Michael Mukasey, the attorney-general; and Cheryl Halpern, the former chairwoman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting whom Bush has also recently nominated as an alternate delegate to the United Nations.

Appointments to the council are for five years.

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