UPDATED 11:01 AM PT — Fri. Nov. 30, 2018
CNN recently fired liberal pundit Marc Lamont Hill after he gave a controversial speech condemning the state of Israel at a United Nations event this week.
On Thursday, announced Hill is no longer under contract, but made no mention of his anti-Semitic comments.
His firing comes after he received widespread backlash by calling for a free Palestine “from the river to the sea,” which is a phrase common among anti-Israel terror groups like Hamas. However, Hill later claimed he meant Israel should go back to the borders from 1967.
He has made comments in defense of Palestinian violence before.
“If we are standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people, we must recognize the right of an occupied people to defend itself,”” stated Hill. “But we cannot endorse a narrow politics of respectability that shames Palestinians for resisting, for refusing to do nothing.”
Hill has been condemned as an anti-Semite before as he has long defended Palestinian violence, and has associated with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.