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Deputy director of Anti-Defamation League discusses increase in antisemitism in Florida

Lonny Wilk encourages everyone to report antisemitic incidents
Posted at 11:17 AM, Mar 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-06 14:25:33-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach County leaders hosted a town hall on the rise in antisemitism incidents. Among the speakers was Lonny Wilk, deputy director of the Anti-Defamation League for Florida's regional office.

Wilk told WPTV's Michael Williams on "To the Point" that, despite the coronavirus pandemic, antisemitic incidents increased in Florida in 2020.

"At the outset of the pandemic, many of us said within my organization, 'We're going to see antisemitic incidents drop massively,' because there's less of an opportunity for people to have interpersonal connections, so there would be naturally less of an opportunity for people to express bigotry," Wilk said. "We saw the exact opposite, especially here in Florida."

Wilk encouraged everyone to report any antisemitic incident to

Anti-Defamation League deputy director says Florida saw increase in antisemitism in 2020

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