CNN splits with contributor over Israel-Palestine remarks

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Israeli lobby groups in the USA accused the commentator of advocating for the destruction of Israel, but Hill wrote on Thursday his "reference to "river to the sea" was not a call to destroy anything or anyone".

The AU statement said the current situation calls for urgent action towards ending the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian land.

The statement said "AU continues to call on the worldwide community to assume its full responsibilities vis-à-vis the question of Palestine and the implementation of the United Nations resolutions adopted from 1948 to date, to compel Israel to comply with the global law".

"My reference to "river to the sea" was not a call to destroy anything or anyone". Israel's policy of building settlements in occupied territory is one of the core issues in the conflict.

If adopted, it would be the first resolution condemning Hamas, which has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007.

Since the rallies began on March 30, more than 210 Palestinians have been martyred - and thousands more injured - by Israeli troops deployed near the buffer zone.

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South Africa, Dirco said, remains concerned and condemns the continued illegal settlement expansion by Israel, which constitutes a contravention of global law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949.

"He has said it is OK for Palestinians to blow up pizza parlors, to blow up buses, to kill mothers and children, and he has also said that the only nation-state of the Jewish people should no longer be allowed to survive".

"The virulent anti-Semitism spewed by Marc Lamont Hill is abhorrent, and his senseless promotion of violence against Israel is repugnant", said the National Council of Young Israel. We've captured some of the comments via the social media network below. It contributes to an already suffocating environment in which commentators avoid speaking honestly about Israel's abuse of Palestinians because it is so frequently punished in a variety of ways. "He's just a despicable human being who has now gone beyond the point of acceptability for any network in the United States". He has at least one famous booster: outspoken liberal actor Mark Ruffalo.

I encountered this blunt betrayal of the Palestinian people in a recent meeting with Senior EU Officials.

The United States enables Israel's oppression of Palestinians by the endless billions of dollars it gives to Israel in military aid, and the unconditional diplomatic cover it offers at the United Nations.

Omar Baddar is the Deputy Director of the Washington-based Arab American Institute. The letter contained 4 major demands: global protection for the Palestinians under illegal occupation, proper punishment for Israel's war crimes, ending American enabling of Israel's illegal actions, and an worldwide investigation into the continued practice of aggression, notably settlements.