CNN drops Marc Lamont Hill after his anti-Israel remarks at UN sparks backlash…
Marc Lamont Hill was dropped as a pundit by CNN Thursday after he made comments about boycotting Israel and calling for a “free Palestine from the river to the sea.”
The phrase “from the river to the sea” is a catchphrase used by Palestinian terrorists who call for the annihilation of Israel.
— Lenny Cohen (@feedbaylenny) November 29, 2018
CNN announced Thursday that it had fired commentator Marc Lamont Hill after he gave a speech at the United Nations in which he used language critics describe as a dog whistle advocating the elimination of Israel.
“Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN,” a spokesperson for the cable network told Fox News.
Hill had come under criticism for his remarks during a Wednesday meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. He accused the Israeli government of “normalizing settler colonialism” and called for a “free Palestine from the river to the sea,” a remark that got applause from participating diplomats. More
“Those calling for ‘from the river to the sea’ are calling for an end to the State of Israel.” It’s a shame that once again, this annual Palestinian event at the UN does not promote pathways to a future of peace & instead promotes divisiveness and hate. https://t.co/U1FgZ3JZvm
— ADL (@ADL_National) November 29, 2018
Marc Lamont Hill called for the destruction of Israel and boycotts the state. He’s never said a word at the UN about Russia, China or Saudi Arabia. He’s met with Farrakhan who called Jews termites. He’s an anti-Semite who deserves to be called one.
Finally some sanity. What this clown said was despicable and he should have been fired. Temple University ought to fire him too.