Marc Lamont Hill has been fired from his job after giving a speech critical of Israel's policies toward Palestine at the United Nations.

“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,” said Hill in his Wednesday speech. 

According to The Hill, the author and TV personality received a lot of backlash for his comments, including from pro-Israel group the National Council of Young Israel, which put out an official call to CNN for his firing. Critics of his words argued Hill's "river to the sea" comment referenced destruction and total genocide of Israel by a Palestine from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.

On Twitter, the author refuted this, writing "I was talking about full citizenship rights [for Palestinians] in Israel and a redrawing of the pre-1967 borders.

Palestine and Israel have been in an ongoing land dispute that has often become violent. According to Al Jazeera, recent protests and fighting have left Palestinian hospitals unable to cope with the number of wounded. Much of the dispute hinges on land Israel captured from Palestine in 1967 in the Six Day War. In calling for pre-1967 borders, Hill made it clear he'd like to see this land returned to Palestinian control.

Besides the "river to sea" comment, critics also found fault with Hill's comparison of the Israel-Palestine situation to the U.S.' civil rights fight.

“Black resistance to American apartheid did not come purely through Gandhi and nonviolence,” Hill said. “We must advocate and promote nonviolence at every opportunity, but we cannot endorse a narrow politics of respectability that shames Palestinians for resisting, for refusing to do nothing in the face of state violence and ethnic cleansing.”

In a series of tweets on Thursday, Hill aimed to clarify his statements:

"My reference to “river to the sea” was not a call to destroy anything or anyone," he wrote. "It was a call for justice, both in Israel and in the West Bank/Gaza. The speech very clearly and specifically said those things. No amount of debate will change what I actually said or what I meant."

Despite his clarifications, accusations of anti-Semitism continued to hit Hill, and CNN announced he was no longer at the company.  

“Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN,” a CNN spokesperson confirmed with Mediaite. 

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