Blogger Elder of Ziyon has noticed that Marc Lamont Hill's upcoming documentary features a full-on terrorist:
Marc Lamont Hill, who was recently fired from CNN for his rabid hate of Israel, is releasing a documentary about supposed Israeli racism.
The trailer starts off with an interview with a self-described "Afro-Palestinian" who says that Israeli Jews oppress his people not only for being Palestinian but for being black.
The narrator for that section of the video is a terrorist.
His name is Ali Jiddah and his father came from Chad. But he considers himself a "Palestinian."
In 2014, he was interviewed by the Times of Israel, in the exact same spot at this video:
Ali Jiddah planted four hand grenades on Strauss Street in downtown Jerusalem in 1968. The blasts injured nine Israelis and Jiddah spent 17 years in Israeli prison. His cousin Mahmoud also served 17 years for a similar attack; the two were released in 1985 in a prisoner swap. Fatima Barnawi, daughter of a Nigerian father and Palestinian mother, has the dubious distinction of being the first female Palestinian arrested on terrorism charges. As a member of Fatah, she planted a bomb in the Zion Theater in downtown Jerusalem in October 1967. Although it didn't explode, she was sentenced to 30 years in prison, of which she served 10 before being exiled.
After his release from prison in 1985, Jiddah worked first as a journalist, then started giving alternative tours of Jerusalem's Old City, showing the Palestinian perspective of life under Israeli rule.
Jiddah doesn't mention that he was a member of the PFLP terror group. He might still be – in 2008, when asked if he was still active in the group, he answered, "Well if I admitted to it, it would mean I would have to go back to jail again... But I will tell you... I'm addicted to politics and especially to the policy of the PFLP." (He also said about President Obama: "for me, he is not black, he is a coconut, black on the outside, totally rotten, corrupted, white on the inside.")
In the TOI interview, he admitted that he planted the bombs:
"Due to the responses from my clients I am satisfied, and I am convinced that the work I am doing today is more effective than the bomb I planted in 1968," he said.
Read Elder's entire post.
Did Lamont Hill know about Ali Jiddah's past? If not, then he is one hell of a sloppy documentarian and author. But I believe he did – he would not have a problem with his terrorism, after all, instead seeing it as legitimate "resistance." Heck, he may have even asked Ali Jiddah to set up a meeting with his heroine and fellow PFLP terrorist Leila Khaled.
Update: While Marc Lamont Hill uses a terrorist to help push the lie that Israel oppresses black people, the fantastic Mercy Morganfield, former head of the Women's March DC chapter, and the daughter of famous American blues singer-songwriter Muddy Waters, posted this:
It is actually not a wedding, but thanks to Mercy for posting it.