Federation in the news: MassLive 11/24/23

A rise in hate crimes prompts Easthampton to back antisemitism resolution

EASTHAMPTON — Easthampton city councilors recently made the symbolic gesture of endorsing a resolution against antisemitism.

The nonbinding measure comes on the heels of Easthampton’s mayor and police chief revising the city’s hate crime policy, which was informed by the FBI’s system of classifying hate crimes and civil rights violations. Those changes were announced last week, as well.

In an 8-0 unanimous vote, the resolution against antisemitism was passed in an Easthampton City Council meeting on Nov. 15.