Temple University professor and anti-Israel activist Marc Lamont Hill, who lost his job as a CNN commentator last year for using the eliminationist phrase "free Palestine from the river to the sea" in a UN speech, is at it again. Speaking at last week's self-described "progressive" Netroots Nation summit, Hill called major news outlets "Zionist organizations" that produce "Zionist content."
Meanwhile, fellow speaker and Rutgers University professor Noura Erekat (formerly of George Mason University) declared of Israel, "the whole land is occupied." Repeating the gross distortions of Jewish identity that, as Campus Watch recently reported, she has been employing on her book tour, Erakat referred conspiratorially to an Ashkenazi-led "explicit project" to avoid "sully[ing] the blood line with becoming dark and oriental" by mixing with Mizrahi Jews.
Professors advancing classic anti-Semitic tropes (i.e. Jews control the media), while calling for the elimination of the Jewish state? How very progressive!