Dr. Marc Lamont Hill (42) is an American academic, author, activist, and television personality. He’s a professor of media studies and urban education at Temple University and the host of UpFront on Al Jazeera English, among other things. Lamont Hill was fired from his position as a commentator for CNN after remarks before the U.N. on the Arab–Israeli conflict that were perceived as antisemitic. He has disparaged the connection between the Mizrahim and the Jewish people.
Quote: “[Lamont Hill] claimed that the identity of Mizrahi Jews was a manipulation on the part of Jewish immigrants from Europe, to erase the ‘Palestinian’ identity of the existing Jewish community in Mandatory Palestine. This is an erroneous claim. It presents Mizrahi Jews as lacking agency, unable to have their own identity without others imposing it on them. There has never been a significant Jewish population that identified as ‘Palestinian.’ ”
Sources: Wikipedia, The Times of Israel
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