Antisemitic flyers were found in Lake Park and Riviera Beach ahead of Yom HaShoah.
A fight against hate, and part of the reason Linda Posner helped organize a, “Standing up to Antisemitism in South Florida and Beyond,” event in her neighborhood this week. The timeliness also coincides with a rise in antisemitic flyers and messages distributed throughout the South Florida community, most recently Monday morning in Lake Park and Riviera Beach.
“It saddens me greatly and yes, this is widespread,” Posner said. “Unfortunately Chris, this is not limited to just Florida. “
Already this year WPTV has seen antisemitic flyers in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Boca Raton and now Lake Park and Riviera Beach.
StopAntisemitism, the leading watchdog organization combating Jew hatred and following these antisemitic flyers, has contributed them to the Goyim Defense League (GDL). The GDL is led by white supremacist Jon Minadeo II. Florida has become a hotbed of antisemitic activity due to members of the GDL’s flyer and banner drops.
The bill introduced by Delray Beach Republican Representative Mike Caruso would make projecting racist images on buildings without permission or harassing someone, because of their religious clothing a possible felony.
“And that’s the reason that House Bill 269 is so important, because it will make hate crimes a felony offense something that can be punishable,” Posner said. “The whole idea is for us to live together with peace and respect.”