Published: Sun, December 02, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

CNN ends contract with contributor Mark Lamont Hill after speech on Israel

CNN ends contract with contributor Mark Lamont Hill after speech on Israel

Hill's remarks were quickly condemned by the Anti-Defamation League Thursday, which said the slogan calls for the destruction of the Jewish state. "He didn't misspeak", Bayefsky said.

Yousef Munayyer - executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights - argued in acolumnfor theHuffington Postthat Hill was "targeted by what can only be described as an organized campaign to silence his principled and consistent advocacy against racism and for the equal treatment of all people, including Palestinians". "The only applause for any speaker".

Those who agreed with the ADL said that CNN should have denounced Hill and his statements openly, and that a network that just aired a special on the rise of anti-Semitism was actively contributing to it. "This is dishonest", he said Wednesday on Twitter.

The backlash to Hill's comments was instant, reaching the level of deranged hysteria in the case of Washington Examiner executive editor Seth Mandel, who absurdly claimed that Hill was calling for a "Jewish genocide".

He bravely called for political support for the occupied Palestinian people against their oppressors, until the systematic miseries of oppression and discrimination visited upon the caged population over the 70 years plus, are over.

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For the 36th consecutive Friday, thousands of Palestinians converged on the Gaza-Israel buffer zone to take part in ongoing mass demonstrations against Israel's decades-long occupation. I believe in safety for all citizens. 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. This is not an anti-Semitic position...

In a separate tweet he wrote: "Unfortunately, we are in a moment where any critique of the Israeli government is called anti-Semitic".

"J$3 ustice requires ... a free Palestine from the river to the sea", he told a United Nations panel, a slogan associated with the Palestine Liberation Organization and the USA -designated terrorist group Hamas.

However, Hill quickly fired back at critics in a series of tweets, defending his speech and his call for justice. A spokesperson for the university said in a statement that Hill "does not represent Temple University and his views are his own".

"This includes their support, contrary to global law, for moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; blaming unarmed peaceful protesters in Gaza for their deaths at the hands of the Israeli army; and actively supporting legislation that impinges on the constitutional right to boycott" added the JVP, in its statement. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. I would simply note that those smears are deliberate attempts to mislead people away from the reality of the injustice Palestinians live today, because this is a debate that opponents of Palestinian rights can no longer win on merits.

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