CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill spoke to the United Nations on Wednesday and used rhetoric that called for the destruction of Israel. In his speech, Hill said this:
“Contrary to Western mythology, black resistance to American apartheid did not come purely through Gandhi and non-violence. Rather, slave revolts and self-defense, and tactics otherwise divergent from Dr. King or Mahatma Gandhi were equally important to preserving safety and attaining freedom.”
“If we are in true solidarity with the Palestinian people, we must allow the Palestinian people the same range of opportunity and political possibility. If we are standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people, we must recognize the right of an occupied people to defend itself. We must prioritize peace, but we must not romanticize or fetishize it. We must advocate and promote non-violence at every opportunity, but we cannot endorse a narrow politics of respectability that shames Palestinians for resisting, for refusing to do nothing in the face of state violence and ethnic cleansing.”
Here comes the remark that really raised eyebrows:
“[We must] commit to political action, grassroots action, local action, and international action that will give us what justice requires. And that is a free Palestine, from the river to the sea.”
The phrase “from the river to the sea” is used by terrorist organizations like Hamas who want to get rid of Israel completely.
You can watch more of the speech below.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) November 28, 2018
According to Fox News, CNN has fired Marc Lamont Hill after his remarks about Israel. “Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN,” a spokesperson for the cable network told Fox News.
However, he is still employed by the university where he teaches.
“Marc Lamont Hill has been quoted extensively over the last 24 hours. Marc Lamont Hill does not represent Temple University and his views are his own. However, we acknowledge that he has a constitutionally protected right to express his opinion as a private citizen,” a Temple spokesperson told Fox News.