For the past one and half years, ever since President Trump took office, we have been assaulted with accusations of “racist dog-whistles.” Almost every utterance from the President, from the GOP, from Trump voters, has been twisted by the Left into charges of “racism.”
Now we have a hateful message from a CNN commentator, Marc Lamont Hill, who basically just called for the genocide of over 8 million Israelis.
The cry of “free Palestine from the river to sea” was uttered by Hill at a UN conference yesterday.
The “river” refers to the Jordan River, the “sea” refers to the Mediterranean. The area from “the river to the sea,” from east to west, is approximately nine miles. When President George W. Bush visited Israel, he was able to view “from the river to the sea” in a helicopter tour, which prompted him to comment that “in Texas, we have driveways bigger than that.”
Hill has denied that he called for the destruction of Israel. He is either woefully ignorant, or a liar.
Will any Democrats who claim to be supporters of Israel denounce Hill? Schumer? Pelosi? Gillibrand?
Don’t hold your breath.
A CNN commentator lambasted Israel in a U.N. speech that drew applause from diplomats on Wednesday, while calling for a “free Palestine from the river to the sea” — language critics describe as a dog whistle advocating the elimination of Israel.
Marc Lamont Hill made the remarks during a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
In the remarks, in which he accused the Israeli government of “normalizing settler colonialism,” Hill drew a comparison to the civil rights movement in America and suggested violence could be a tool for Palestinian activists….
At one point, he poured himself some water and told participants that he just got off a flight from “Palestine” and that “I was boycotting the Israeli water so I was unable to quench my thirst.”
He finished his speech by saying that “justice requires a free Palestine from the river to the sea.” The remark was applauded by participants in the chamber.
In response, Israel Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon told Fox News: “It is unfortunate to see the forces of hatred and rejection co-opt and seduce news commentators into believing their lies and false narratives.”….
Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust and President of Human Rights Voices, told Fox News that Hill’s speech was an “especially obscene U.N. moment that reveals the true nature of the anti-Israel and anti-Jewish animus of the modern United Nations.”
“Hill’s call at the United Nations for the destruction of the Jewish state was not some accident. He didn’t misspeak. He was an invited guest. He was the only person invited to speak as ‘the’ representative of ‘civil society.’ When he ended his extraordinary tirade with ‘Give us a free Palestine from the river to the sea’ his words were met by a round of applause. The only applause for any speaker,” she said.
CNN announced Thursday that it had fired commentator Marc Lamont Hill after he gave a speech at the United Nations in which he used language critics describe as a dog whistle advocating the elimination of Israel.
“Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN,” a spokesperson for the cable network told Fox News….
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
The earliest use I could find of the specific phrase was 1984 by the PLO. Please educate us of when it was used during the British Mandate and in what context. pic.twitter.com/ObUqtbWs8x
— ElderOfZiyon (@elderofziyon) November 29, 2018