—@marclamonthill has posted several tweets addressing his comments: "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." pic.twitter.com/3t0H8ETvgR— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) November 29, 2018
He's also used his @CNN platform to oppose funding for Israel's Iron Dome air defense system—which does nothing but shoot down rockets fired at Israeli towns—because it "takes away all of Hamas's military leverage," saying, "that, for me, is the problem." https://t.co/D0y8UebP3v— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) November 29, 2018
Actually, @MarcLamontHill, your statement at the @UN that “justice requires a free Palestine from the river to the sea” is not an allusion to *one state*, but rather an allusion to the Hamas rallying cry calling for the *destruction of Israel* & the *genocide of the Jews there*. https://t.co/LiFTDtXjat— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) November 28, 2018
CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill calls for the elimination of the State of Israel.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 29, 2018
He says that "justice requires" a "free Palestine - from the river to the sea."
Will CNN allow this extreme, anti-Semitic opinion back on air?
You bet they will. pic.twitter.com/dRdXmmKRtb
This is silly. And inaccurate. “River to the sea” is a phrase that precedes Hamas by more than 50 years. It also has a variety of meanings. 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. https://t.co/6jFN22mTcq— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 28, 2018
@marclamonthill speaking from the perspective of civil society, highlights the irony of the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights and the unattained Rights of the Palestinian People. #Rights4Palestine #Palestineday watch now @UNWebTV @UNISPAL pic.twitter.com/I4qq1BwXNq— UN CEIRPP (@UNISPAL) November 28, 2018
Today, I spoke at the United Nations, as a representative of civil society, for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. It was truly an honor.— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 28, 2018
At no point did I endorse, support, or even mention Hamas. This is dishonest. I was very clear in my comments about desiring freedom, justice, and self-determination for EVERYONE. https://t.co/6jFN22mTcq— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 28, 2018
I believe in a single secular democratic state for everyone. This is the only way that historic Palestine will be free. https://t.co/6RXO7WfwG1— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 28, 2018