Following his video faux paus, Marc Lamont Hill has rightly been accused of antisemitism (again). And he's not happy about it.
For the record, it is not a misrepresentation. Anyone who pointed out the antisemitism of his words – like yours truly – literally quoted him word-for-word.
But Lamont Hill had more to say.
To paraphrase: "There is no cabal. I am referring to Zionist lobbying groups like AIPAC."
Talk about not doing yourself any favors. The antisemites – like Ilhan Omar (who Hill has defended) – are constantly pointing at AIPAC as an example of a powerful "Zionist" lobbying group that has deep pockets, enabling it to get a stranglehold over US foreign policy – a classic antisemitic trope.
The more hardcore antisemites portray this with the following graphic:
But don't worry. Lamont Hill has an answer for it. You see, AIPAC is not a secret group.
But back to his claim he is being misrepresented.
It is uncanny how often his words and actions are being misinterpreted.
Like the time he said "If I'm to do this, I ain't trying to be like this..I'm going Leila Khaled-style" – but did not mean he endorsed violence against Israel.
Like the time he spoke of bringing the Crips and "the gangsters, the dope dealers, unemployable", to Quds (Jerusalem) – but did not mean he endorsed violence against Israel.
Like the time he featured a violent terrorist in his documentary – but did not mean he endorsed violence against Israel.
Like the time he suggested palestinian "resistance" is not terrorism – but did not mean he endorsed violence against Israel.
Like the time he accused us of deliberately poisoning the water of palestinians – but did not mean to invoke a centuries old blood libel that alleges we poison the wells of non-Jews.
Like the time he suggested Israel deliberately disembowels young children – but did not mean to invoke a centuries old blood libel that alleges exactly that.
I think there is only one unmistakable conclusion from all of this.
Marc Lamont Hill is clearly the world's most misunderstood dude. Ever.