Progressive Marc Lamont Hill was famously fired from CNN in 2018 after he called for “a free Palestine…from the river to the sea” in the halls of the United Nations. That was one of many troubling statements.
“Palestine from the river to the sea” was a slogan of the PLO beginning with its founding in 1964, claiming a Palestinian state between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea and rejecting control by Israel of any land in the region, including areas controlled by Israel prior to 1967. It later became a popular political slogan used by Palestinians who reject compromise with Israel, including the terror group Hamas, which calls for the destruction of Israel.
Hill has just come out with a new book, released in mid-February, apparently designed to repair his public image. The book is entitled Except for Palestine – The Limits of Progressive Politics, co-authored with Mitchell Plitnick, the president of ReThinking Foreign Policy, former director of the U.S. Office of B’Tselem and co-director of Jewish Voice for Peace.
The book is self-touted as a “major work of daring criticism and analysis.” It argues progressives in America are not anti-Israel enough.
Hill’s record unambiguously shows that he has not stopped advocating for the destruction of Israel. He just tries to camouflage his anti-Semitism by a campaign of lying and denial, disguising his scandalous hatred of Jews in the form of a policy book.