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Marc Lamont Hill Addresses Comments After CNN Terminates Contract 

Marc Lamont Hill Addresses Comments After CNN Terminates Contract 

Commentator Marc Lamont Hill has apologized after CNN terminated his contract over comments he made about Israel and Palestine in a speech at the United Nations on Wednesday. During his speech, he said that: “We have an opportunity to not just offer solidarity in words but to commit to political action, grass-roots action, local action, and international action that will give us what justice requires and that is a free Palestine from the river to the sea.” The “from the river to the sea” line is a phrase that has been used by Hamas and other anti-Israel terrorist groups. The National Council of Young Israel and Anti-Defamation League condemned the remark as anti-Semitic. However, Hill says that was absolutely not his intention. “I support Palestinian freedom,” Hill tweeted. “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.” He went on to write in an op-ed for The Inquirer published on Saturday, “My use of ‘river to the sea’ was an invocation of a long history of political actors – liberal and radical, Palestinian and Israeli – who have called for their particular vision of justice in the area from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.” Hill continued, “I strongly believe that we must reject anti-Semitism in any form or fashion. This means not only preventing physical violence against Jews, but also ugly anti-Semitic images, stereotypes, conspiracy theories, and mythologies.” Read his full response here.

Judy Chu Intros Bill to Develop Partnership Between Public Schools and Communities

Judy Chu Intros Bill to Develop Partnership Between Public Schools and Communities

Tammy Duckworth Intros Bill to Keep Jobs Imperiled by GOP Tax Law Based in U.S.

Tammy Duckworth Intros Bill to Keep Jobs Imperiled by GOP Tax Law Based in U.S.