By: Brian Evans
On Wednesday, CNN Contributor Marc Lamont Hill told the United Nations that Israel should be replaced by a Palestinian state, and defended the Palestinian use of violence against Israel. Lemont Hill was speaking at the “U.N. International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People,” which has a rich history of throwing extremist hate towards Israel. CNN’s Lemont Hill was invited to express his views as an “invited representative of civil society.”
During his speech, he referred to the founding of Israel on May of 1948 as “the great catastrophe.” Hill continued to attack Israel, by adding that he would not drink “Israeli water” on a flight from “Palestine” to New York, and endorsed violence against Israelis by the Palestinians. He went on to point out that he was inspired to fight for the Palestinian cause by the fact that pro-Palestinian activists had thrown their support behind the radical socialist Black Lives Matter movement in 2014, after Ferguson Missouri’s riots.
He then proceeded to compare the United States to the Syrian dictatorship, due to their genocidal tendencies, and the apartheid regime in South Africa. He said…
“We must struggle together in order to resist because state violence in the United States and state violence in Brazil and state violence in Syria and state violence in Egypt and state violence in South Africa, and state violence in Palestine are all of the same sort.”
Lamont Hill, CNN Contributor
Hill ended by calling for the destruction of Israel, by using a popular Palestinian phrase, which means ‘the destruction of Israel’. He said…
“So as we stand here on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the tragic commemoration of the Nakba, we have an opportunity to not just offer solidarity in words but to 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.”
What he meant by the term “from the river to the sea,” is the fact that Israel is located between the river and sea; therefore, it indicates a rejection of Israeli sovereignty, and the destruction of Israel.
Soon after he made the comments, Hill and CNN came under intense backlash, and Hill went on Twitter and Afterwards, Hill went on Twitter and denied that he had called for Israel’s destruction.
Instead, Hill said that he meant “full citizenship rights IN Israel and a redrawing of the pre-1967 borders.” But he also stated…
Ultimately, this means that he seeks for Israel to be replaced. Hill’s remarks, are between the following times (1:35:31 to 1:57:13):
In the end, CNN cut ties on Thursday with Lamont Hill after coming under intense heat for his reckless and hateful rhetoric, as well as his advocating the elimination of Israel. A CNN representative reported that…
“Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN,”