CNN contributor: ‘Palestine from the river to the sea’

Marc Lamont Hill, a frequent CNN commentator, repeated Palestinian hate speech calling for the destruction of Israel at the U.N. Wednesday.

By World Israel News Staff

“This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Nakba,” CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill stated in a speech to the opening meeting of the U.N’s annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Wednesday.

In an address that largely repeated Palestinian propaganda talking points, Hill said that Israel has turned Gaza into “the world’s largest open-air prison” and routinely denies Palestinians “due process of law.”

Hill also compared Israel to what he termed “American apartheid,” claiming that black resistance to said apartheid was not “purely nonviolent,” leading to his most incendiary remarks in which he endorsed violent means for the Palestinians to achieve their goals.

“Tactics otherwise divergent from Dr. King or Gandhi were equally important to preserving safety and attaining freedom. 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 non violence at every opportunity, but cannot endorse narrow politics that shames Palestinians for resisting, for refusing to do nothing in ethnic cleansing.”

“As an American I’m embarrassed that my tax dollars contribute to this reality. No American president has taken a principled stand for Palestinian rights. I’m saddened though not surprised that Trump has further emboldened Israel’s behavior.

He called the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem as a “powerful provocation” and a”death knell” for the peace process.

Hill noted that Trump’s actions “are not wildly out of step with American policy” as his actions followed a law Congress passed in 1995.

“Donald Trump is not an exception to American policy, but a more rather he is a more transparent and aggressive iteration of it.

He called for the international community to engage in Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel until it allow a Palestinian State on the pre-1967 borders and allow the so-called ‘right of return.’

Journalist seemingly endorses terror

Hill said the international community must allow the Palestinian Arabs to use any methods necessary to resist Israel, implying that violence against Israel is legitimate.

Justice requires a “Free Palestine from the River to the Sea,” he concluded.

Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust and President of Human Rights Voices, said, “I have been watching the U.N.’s so-called Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People for decades and this was an especially obscene U.N. moment that reveals the true nature of the anti-Israel and anti-Jewish animus of the modern United Nations. ”

“CNN commentator and Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill’s call at the United Nations for the destruction of the Jewish state was not some accident. He didn’t misspeak. He was an invited guest. He was the only person invited to speak as ‘the’ representative of ‘civil society.’

“When he ended his extraordinary tirade with ‘Give us a free Palestine from the river to the sea,’ his words were met by a round of applause. The only applause for any speaker,” she said.

The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which is observed annually on November 29, was established by the U.N. General Assembly in 1977. Events run November 28-30.