Far-left CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill appeared to defend using violence to resist Israel and appeared to call for the elimination of Israel on Wednesday while speaking to the United Nations.
Hill made the remarks while speaking during the U.N.’s International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, as first reported by Arutz Sheva.
“Contrary to western mythology, black resistance to American apartheid did not come purely through Gandhi and non-violence,” Hill said. “Rather, slave revolts, self-defense, and tactics otherwise divergent from Dr. King or Mahatma Gandhi were equally important to preserving safety and attaining freedom.”
“If we are in true solidarity, we must allow the Palestinian people the same range of opportunity and political possibility. We must recognize the right of an occupied people to defend themselves,” Hill continued. “We must prioritize peace, but we must not romanticize or fetishize it. We must advocate and promote non-violence at every opportunity, but cannot endorse narrow politics of respectability that shames Palestinians for resisting, for refusing to do nothing in the face of state violence and ethnic cleansing.”
Hill concluded by saying that justice requires a “Free Palestine from the River to the Sea.”
As Philip Klein notes at the Washington Examiner, Hill has a long history of anti-Semitism. Hill so despises Israel that he revealed during his speech at the U.N. that he refuses to drink their water:
Hill has been photographed with notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, who has stated that he believes Hitler was “a very great man.”
“Louis Farrakhan is using a photo with CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill to promote a $260 box set of music on his Nation of Islam website,” The Wrap reported. “Hill, a political commentator for CNN touted on the site as ‘one of the leading intellectual voices in the country,’ told The Wrap that he was not aware his image was being used for commercial purposes and will ask for its removal.”
The Wrap’s Jon Levine reported last month that “During an appearance on Fox News in 2008, Hill said he couldn’t be sure if Farrakhan was an “anti-semite” and that Farrakhan’s quote calling Judaism a “gutter religion” had been taken “out of context.”