Federation in the news: The Reminder 3/6/24

Northampton City Council approves resolution calling for ceasefire in Gaza

NORTHAMPTON — After months of public discourse and many protests, the Northampton City Council officially backed a call for a ceasefire of the war in Gaza between Israel and Hamas.

During a special meeting on Feb. 27, well over 200 attendees witnessed the passing of two resolutions by the City Council; both of which were sponsored by Ward 2 City Councilor Deborah Pastrich-Klemer, Ward 7 Councilor Rachel Maiore, council President Alex Jarrett and Ward 1 City Councilor Stan Moulton.

One of the resolutions calls for a ceasefire in Gaza while the other denounces any type of hate thrown at Jewish, Muslim and Arab community members. The council made an amendment to the latter resolution to also include Israeli and Palestinian community members.