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Thu Nov 29, 2018, 07:57 PM

CNN COMMENTATOR FIRED FOR 'FREE PALESTINE FROM RIVER TO THE SEA' COMMENT

Source: The Jerusalem Post

CNN political commentator and Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill was reportedly fired from the news network on Thursday after he told the United Nations a day earlier that there needs to be “a free Palestine from the river to the sea.” The comment is interpreted as meaning the removal and destruction of the State of Israel.

Hill accused Israel of denying “citizenship rights and due process to Palestinians just because they are not Jewish,” and expressed his support for the BDS movement. Hill stressed that, although peace is an ideal, “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.”

The Washington Examiner reported Thursday evening that Hill had been fired for the comment. It quoted a CNN spokesperson saying that: “Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN."

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) responded to Hill’s speech, calling his comment “divisive” and “destructive” in an email to the Jewish Journal.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/gaza-news/CNN-commentator-Free-Palestine-from-the-river-to-the-sea-573104/amp

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 08:04 PM

1. Oh gosh, criticizing anything that Israel does is grounds for dismissal.

Crazy, I say.

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Response to machoneman (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 08:16 PM

3. That's a bit more than merely criticizing anything Israel does. Do you know the significance of...

...."from the river to the sea"?

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Response to machoneman (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 08:24 PM

5. "FREE PALESTINE FROM RIVER TO THE SEA" destruction of Israel

can you understand why it might upset people?

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Response to machoneman (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 09:49 PM

6. How about calling for Israel's destruction?

Should that be grounds for dismissal? Because that's what he was doing.

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Response to machoneman (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 10:59 PM

8. Quite a gap between your strawman

and the actual comment made, no?

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Response to machoneman (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 06:37 PM

9. You mean it's OK to call for genocide if it's a criticism of Israel? n/t

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 08:21 PM

4. I missed where the government censored his speach.

not sure why you are invoking the 1A

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Response to hack89 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 05:00 AM

7. CNN shall make no law...

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 06:49 PM

10. If I was to point a finger at the largest americun contributor to the current violence...



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