CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill Following Israel Comments

CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill Following Israel Comments

CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill Following Israel Comments

Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) defended former CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill's remarks defending Palestinian violence against Israel at a recent United Nations speech, tweeting that "calling out the oppressive policies in Israel" was not anti-Semitic.

Secretary-General, has observed that, the decades-long Palestinian struggle for self-determination, independence and a life of dignity faces numerous obstacles.

Speaking at a Wednesday meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, UN chief Antonio Guterres said the UN had created the day of solidarity 40 years ago to remind people of the unfinished task of resolving the Palestinian issue.

"Professor Hill, like all morally decent people, opposes apartheid", Greenwald continued. The speech very clearly and specifically said those things.

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

The draft resolution says violence against civilians, "particularly acts of terror, as well as all acts of provocation, incitement and destruction only serve to erode trust and hinder efforts to bring about a peaceful solution".

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

"The global community can not continue to decry the violation of Palestinian rights and destruction of the two-state solution without acting to end this unlawful situation", Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian UN ambassador, said on Thursday.

"Two Palestinians were hurt by heavy ammunition when Israeli troops broke up a protest march that began following Friday prayers", Murad Ishteiwi, a popular resistance activist in the town of Kafr Qaddum (near the West Bank city of Nablus), said. "ForCNN, that was just too much".

Mr.Guterres called on Palestinian and Israeli leaders "to restore faith in the promise of Resolution 181, of two States living side-by-side in peace and security, fulfilling the legitimate national aspirations of both peoples, with borders based on the 1967 lines and Jerusalem as the capital of both states - East Jerusalem being the capital of the Palestinian state".

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

Psssttt! While you're here we need your help. "For us it's very symbolic to have this resolution presented with the support of the European Union".

CNN, like most of the mainstream media, was ever ready to let disingenuous backers of the Israeli government rewrite the rules of what is antisemitic and what is not as it regards discussion of Palestinian liberation.

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