CNN fires Marc Lamont Hill for anti-Israel comments

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South Africa has also expressed its deep concern regarding the budgetary shortfall that the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) presently faces.

Hill, also a professor at Temple University, spoke in NY on Wednesday at the U.N.'s Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, in anticipation of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

"We are also grateful that CNN took decisive action in firing Marc Lamont Hill as a commentator after his frightful speech at the United nations", Cooper continued. The petition had reached 1,515 of its target 1,600 signatures as of this posting.

This, he said, was "the only way to achieve the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people". In fact they nearly certainly have contributors who believe that.

Elsewhere in his speech, Lamont Hill endorsed the Palestinians' right to "resistance" against Jewish civilians to achieve their political goals, without categorically condemning the use of violence.

"The virulent anti-Semitism spewed by Marc Lamont Hill is abhorrent, and his senseless promotion of violence against Israel is repugnant", said the National Council of Young Israel.

Major media outlet CNN has fired perhaps one of its most well-known Black commentators, Marc Lamont Hill.

"If we are standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people, we must recognize the right of an occupied people to defend itself", he said in his Wednesday speech. I support Palestinian self-determination.

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The comments were immediately condemned by critics who said Hill was calling for the end of the Israeli state. "I do not support anti-Semitism, killing Jewish people, or any of the other things attributed to my speech". "I have spent my life fighting these things", he added in another tweet.

The statement said "AU continues to call on the worldwide community to assume its full responsibilities vis-à-vis the question of Palestine and the implementation of the United Nations resolutions adopted from 1948 to date, to compel Israel to comply with the global law".

"These resolutions make a mockery of the Palestinians, the very people the United Nations claims to defend", he said. In response to the outrage over his comments, Hill said the phrase he used "precedes Hamas by more than 50 years" and "has a variety of meanings".

- Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 29, 2018This isn't a case of throwing rocks and hiding hands.

To oppose Hill's vision of freedom and equality without simultaneously opposing Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories is effectively an endorsement of apartheid. These are not competing ideals and values.

He stated that Hamas would "greatly count on the members of the UN General Assembly to stand by global legitimacy in support for the right of peoples to defend themselves and thwart these aggressive American endeavors".

"In my remarks, which you clearly didn't hear, I was talking about full citizenship rights IN Israel and a redrawing of the pre-1967 borders", Hill wrote. "ForCNN, that was just too much".

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