I have endured the fast-talking hard left ideologue, marc lamont hill on CNN over a good many years.
Only now, however, have I learned that he is a confirmed, overt, Israel-hating, Jew hating sack of manure.
Excerpted from Philip Klein’s article for the Washington Examiner:
CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill, in a Wednesday speech to the United Nations, called for violent resistance against Israel and advocated expanding Palestine “from the river to the sea,” a phrase used by those who believe that Israel should be eliminated.
Hill, who has a long history of anti-Semitism, made the remarks at a U.N. event commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. He said the international community should boycott Israel and allow Palestinians more space to engage in violence against the Jewish state, arguing that violence was also employed in the struggles of African Americans.
“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.”
“Justice requires a free Palestine from the river to the sea,” Hill thunderously concluded.
Hill’s remarks are the latest example of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic statements.
Last year, Hill tweeted that it was “offensive” for President Trump to call on Palestinians to “reject hatred and terrorism.” Hill also defended a terrorist who killed two Jewish students and praised anti-Semitic leader Louis Farrakhan.
Maybe, at some point, hill – a Temple University professor (God help his students) – would like to define “The Palestinian people”…since Palestine is a land area and has never been a country. Anyone who lives in Israel, Jordan, Gaza or Judea and Samaria (aka The West Bank) is a Palestinian, regardless of their religious beliefs, is a Palestinian.
Historically, the Palestinian people did exist. They were neither Arab nor muslim. The Palestinians, who lasted for about 400 years, were conquered and massacred by the Assyrians over 2,700 years ago, with the survivors scattering and assimilating elsewhere.
By contrast, the “Palestinians” of today are an invented people, concocted by yasir arafat and his pals in the mid-60’s.
Doubt me? Then try and find a history book published before the mid-1960’s, written by anyone, including Arabs, which made reference to “The Palestinian people”. You won’t find one because there aren’t any.
And when you give up on that, try and find any reference to the country of Palestine. You’ll have just as much luck: zero.
Even the original PLO charter of 1964, which claimed the entire land area of Palestine belonged to Arabs, referred to them not as “Palestinians”, but as “Palestinian Arabs”. Why? To distinguish them from Palestinian non-Arabs. Only years later did they start pretending “Palestinians” were some kind of discrete tribe.
But none of this will mean a thing to the marc lamont hills of the world. If your Jew-hatred is strong enough you can overcome actual history.
How proud CNN must be to have him as a valued contributor.