CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill After Urging Countries to Boycott Israel

CNN Contributor Calls for 'a Free Palestine from the River to the Sea'

EXCLUSIVE: CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill Following Israel Comments

A CNN spokesperson confirmed Hill was no longer under contract.

CNN said Thursday that it had severed ties with contributor Marc Lamont Hill following controversial comments the liberal pundit made about Israel. Fox News host Ben Shapiro displayed some shameless hypocrisy in expressing outrage at what he deemed an anti-Semitic speech, despite Shapiro himself explicitly calling on Israel to ethnically cleanse the Palestinians (something Hill never even came close to). I am deeply critical of Israeli policy and practice. Battle lines were quickly drawn over Hill's termination, with CNN finding itself in the crossfire. "Therefore, he advocates a single state in which both Palestinians and Israelis have equal political rights". The media outlet did not give a reason for the ouster, nor did it explicitly confirm Hill's exit was a result of what he said at the UN.

The final text, seen by CBS News, "condemns Hamas for repeatedly firing rockets into Israel and for inciting violence" and "demands that Hamas and other militant actors including Palestinian Islamic Jihad cease all provocative actions and violent activity".

CNN has fired one of its longtime commentators over pro-Palestine comments he made at a speech at the United Nations.

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"These resolutions make a mockery of the Palestinians, the very people the United Nations claims to defend", he said. More to the point, like all such calls for justice, it requires those with power to abdicate it.

Hill denies any secret meanings, and it prompts the question of what it says about Israel as an ethnocracy that freedom for Palestinians is perceived as "destruction".

Describing CNN's decision to terminate Hill as "shameful and cowardly", The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald argued that Hill's firing "is a major defeat for the right to advocate for Palestinian rights, to freely critique the Israeli government, and for the ability of journalism and public discourse in the USA generally to accommodate dissent". "It has therefore become clear that the conflict between Palestine and Israel feeds into the wider regional dynamics by having a negative effect on peace, economic development, socio-political progression and security throughout the entire region".

"In my speech, I talked about the need to return to the pre-1967 borders, to give full rights to Palestinian citizens of Israel, and to allow the right of return".

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Hill's defenders called his firing shameful and accused CNN of kowtowing to Israeli interests.

In a series of tweets, Hill responded to the criticism, saying the interpretation of his reference to "from sea to the river" was misleading. "I have spent my life fighting these things".

The obstacles, the UN Secretary-General identified as the continued military occupation of Palestinian territory; ongoing violence and incitement; continued settlement construction and expansion; deep uncertainties about the peace process; and deteriorating humanitarian and economic conditions, particularly in Gaza.

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