Tlaib Slams CNN For Firing Marc Lamont Hill

Tlaib Slams CNN For Firing Marc Lamont Hill

Tlaib Slams CNN For Firing Marc Lamont Hill

CNN severed ties with Temple University professor and frequent television commentator Marc Lamont Hill over his pro-Palestine comments at the United Nations Wednesday.

The network did not give a reason, but the move comes amid objections to Hill's speech by the Anti-Defamation League and other groups.

"The Arab Peace Initiative lays the foundation for the creation of genuine and long-term peace and stability in the Middle East and between Palestinians and Israelis".

The school stood by him on Thursday, saying in a statement: "Marc Lamont Hill does not represent Temple University and his views are his own. In reality, I want the same rules for everyone: equal rights, freedoms, and safety", Hill tweeted. "I am deeply critical of Israeli policy and practice", he continued.

"My reference to "river to the sea" was not a call to destroy anything or anyone".

"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.

"Contrary to western mythology, black resistance to American apartheid did not come purely through Ghandi and nonviolence", Hill said in his speech.


"If we are standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people, we must recognize the right of an occupied people to defend itself".

This, he said, was "the only way to achieve the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people". "ForCNN, that was just too much". Though Zionists in support of the Israeli government might oppose such calls for Palestinian equality, which are incompatible with the current political situation, there is no rational justification to suggest they are antisemitic.

Tlaib has backed a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has also opposed US aid to Israel.

The day, which the General Assembly has marked since 1978, falls on November 29, the same day that the United Nations adopted Resolution 181, the Partition Plan for Palestine, in 1947.

"Professor Hill, like all morally decent people, opposes apartheid".

According to Ishteiwi, Israeli troops used both heavy ammunition and rubber bullets - in addition to teargas - to disperse Palestinian demonstrators, who responded by throwing stones. In response, Hamas leader Ismael Haniyyeh sent an open letter to UNGA member states contending that targeting Israeli population centers with missiles is permissible under worldwide law and denouncing the Jewish state's "occupation" that spans "more than seven decades", meaning since its establishment in 1948.

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