Assemblyman Dov Hikind has once again thrown himself amidst controversy , over the Israeli West Bank development. He is supporting plans to promote housing expansions in contested regions, where the Israeli government is primarily trying to push back such advances.
Mr. Hikind is flexing his political muscle and we, your constituents, acknowledge that. However, at the same time, we ask our representative to keep his eyes on issues closer at hand. Your fellow citizens await good news on the Cell Phone Tower issues on the Adirondack Northway – enough tragedies have been suffered! At the funeral of Harav Efroim Langer Z”L, you had pledged to inject yourself into this issue, and we are expecting you to follow though. Deliver on your promises and help us resolve this matter. Your words ring hollow to our ears, as you have not done anything to back them up. Those roads are used by so many of your voting bloc, who urgently need this basic safety on an almost daily basis.
You have proven to be successful in areas where your interests lie; you’ve prevented an internationally famous magazine from publishing a feature about Holocaust deniers, and confronted the US Coast Guard about religious headgear issues. As an assemblyman, you have the power to help finalize this matter in Albany and reduce the dangerous lack of cell phone coverage. Will you claim that I-87 is out of your district and it is not your role to involve yourself? Yet, isn’t the Northway closer to home than the Israeli district halfway across the world?
Perhaps, Mr. Hikind, you can be ‘’very very involved,” in problems that we contend with at home? According the Capital Confidential , you have a scheduled interview with CNN on Thursday. Face the public on national TV and use your influence to promote the dire need for those towers. You are surely aware of what Chazal say, “He who has saved a life, it is as if he has saved the world”.
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