Hamas Playbook? CNN Commentator Pretty Much Called For The Destruction Of Israel; UPDATE: You're Fired

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Posted: Nov 29, 2018 8:30 AM
Hamas Playbook? CNN Commentator Pretty Much Called For The Destruction Of Israel; UPDATE: You're Fired

UPDATE: Well, CNN had a response to Hill’s remarks: You’re fired.

Via Mediaite:

CNN severed ties with contributor Marc Lamont Hill on Thursday, following comments the university professor made in a speech at the United Nations.

“Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN,” a CNN spokesperson told Mediaite.


***Original Post***

Oh, it’s just another day where someone is calling for the destruction of Israel. No, it’s not Hamas, but CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill sure took a page out of their book saying, “Justice requires a free Palestine from the river to the sea.” Hill, who is also a professor at Temple University, delivered a speech at the United Nations on Wednesday, where he made these remarks. It was part of an International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People event (via Washington Examiner):

“Contrary to western mythology, black resistance to American apartheid did not come purely through Ghandi and nonviolence," Hill said (see video below.) "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 to operate 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 nonviolence 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."

“If we are in true solidarity, we must allow them the same range of opportunity and political possibility. We must recognize the right of an occupied people to defend themselves. We must prioritize peace, but we must not romanticize or fetishize it. We must promote nonviolence at every opportunity, but cannot endorse narrow politics that shames Palestinians for resisting, for refusing to do nothing in ethnic cleansing."

"Justice requires a free Palestine from the river to the sea," Hill thunderously concluded.

Now, Hamas and other terror groups have incorporated “from the river to the sea” into their battle cries while calling for the destruction of Israel. Hill pushed back on Twitter that this is what he wanted:

Hill is no stranger to controversy. From these remarks to sympathizing with cop killers, he knows how to poke the bear.