Dr. Marc Lamont Hill was fired by CNN last week after he gave a speech at the United Nations on November 29, International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Hill ended the speech by saying that he hoped for a free Palestine “from the river to the sea.” Watch his speech at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8_3mGQTX2E
Hill, a professor of Media Studies and Urban Education at Temple University, is also being threatened with firing by the university’s board of directors.
Lamont Hill defended his comments on Twitter: “I support Palestinian freedom. I support Palestinian self-determination. I am deeply critical of Israeli policy and practice. I do not support anti-Semitism, killing Jewish people, or any of the other things attributed to my speech. I have spent my life fighting these things.”