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Town hall discussion tackles rise of antisemitism in Palm Beach County

Michael Williams serves as moderator of discussion
Posted at 8:28 AM, Mar 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-02 15:12:23-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A town hall discussion took place Thursday morning to combat the rise of antisemitism in Palm Beach County and throughout South Florida.

WPTV NewsChannel 5 anchor Michael Williams served as the moderator of the event, which was held at the South County Civic Center near Delray Beach.

Panelists were Patrick Franklin, CEO of the Urban League of Palm Beach County; Lonny Wilk, deputy director of the Anti-Defamation League for Florida; retired Judge Rand Hoch; Laurence Milstein, director of the American Jewish Committee Palm Beach County; Alan Poland, community security director for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County; and Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.

"We need to understand that anti-semitism and all forms of bigotry must be denounced clearly, frequently and from every level of society," Wilk told Williams immediately after the panel discussion.

The live discussion has ended, but you can watch the replay in its entirety in the video player above.