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Georgia Continues to be Plagued by Anti-Jewish ‘Goyim Defense League’ (GDL) Leaflets

Antisemitic flyers from the Goyim Defense League were found in Central Georgia again on Sunday afternoon. Residents in the Beall’s Hill neighborhood in Macon found flyers near their homes spouting hateful messages.

The advocacy organization fighting antisemitism – StopAntisemitism – has attributed the antisemitic flyers to the Goyim Defense League (GDL). The league travels the country distributing these hateful flyers targeted Jewish communities. Similar flyers were found in a nearby city earlier this month.

13WMAZ reached out to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, they said they were aware the flyers were being distributed and were investigating. They also said no disturbances had been reported at that time. 

13WMAZ also reached out to Rabbi Elizabeth Bahar of Temple Beth Israel about the flyers once again being in the community. 

“I’m saddened to realize that this is once again occurring,” she said. “While they do mention Jewish conspiracy and it is targeting Jewish groups they also target other minorities as well.”

Currently, there is no confirmation of how many flyers were distributed.

“The best way to combat this which is imperative is for us to come together and to support the Downtown Tapestry, the interfaith group, and to bond friendships and fellowship,” she said.

In June, similar flyers were distributed in Warner Robins and the same hate group protested outside Temple Beth Israel in Macon. 

Neighbors called the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, and deputies eventually closed the protest down. The group had a blow-up doll representing a gay Jewish man hanging by the neck from a street sign.

Mayor Lester Miller said the sign was county property, so the deputies asked the group to remove the doll and leave.

Lt. Gossman in Warner Robins said at the time if they caught the specific people involved in spreading the fliers near Peach Blossom Road, they’d look at filing charges related to hate speech. Gossman said they reported the fliers to the FBI.

Macon DA Anita Howard said in a statement to 13WMAZ in June her office would be working with the US attorney’s office on possible charges against the hate group.

Later in June, a group of Macon business owners, religious groups, and individuals showed up outside Temple Beth Israel in Macon to show their support for the synagogue.  People held signs that read things like “We are all in this together,” and “Stop the hate.”

Source: https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/florida-hate-group-returns-to-distribute-anti-semitic-flyers-in-macon/93-01668f45-48a3-498a-8eaa-339be21f9d26