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West Caldwell Approves Resolution Condemning Efforts to Delegitimize State of Israel

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West Caldwell Council poses with Stephanie Bonder, Michael Cohen and others who supported the resolution condemning all efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel. Credits: Jason Moussab
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Michael Cohen thanks the council for approving the resolution Credits: Jason Moussab
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WEST CALDWELL, NJ – The public applauded as the West Caldwell Township Council unanimously approved a resolution condemning all efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the global movement to boycott, divest from and sanction the people of Israel.

Stephanie Bonder, a member and former president of Hadassah, said she appreciated the council’s approval of this resolution.

“I want to thank you for approving this resolution, especially with what’s going on in the country,” she said.

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Michael Cohen, a representative from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, echoed Bonder’s comments and thanked the council for putting this resolution on the agenda.

“New York municipality was the first to adopt this resolution to help fight against discrimination,” said West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta. “We agree this is the right thing to do.”  

Two ordinances were also introduced during the meeting by Councilman Stanley Hladik, with the first being an ordinance to adopt a rehabilitation plan for certain block and lots in West Caldwell. This ordinance will have a public hearing on Sept. 5.

The second ordinance introduced was to amend “general ordinances” entitled “land use procedures” and “zoning.” The public hearing will be held on Sept. 19. 

The council also passed various resolutions such as authorizing the appointment of Bari Pollack Schmulewitz as assistant recreation director and the appointment of Township Administrator Nikole Monroig as the temporary purchasing agent.

In other news, Council President Michael Docteroff said in his committee report that curbing has been completed on several streets and that the water main has been completed on Highland.

Councilman Joseph Cecere reminded everyone that on Aug. 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Caldwell library will be having a viewing party for the solar eclipse.

The next meeting is scheduled for September 5, 7:15 p.m. 

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