Marc Lamont Hill has had a long and storied career in both the media and academia, but his time in both fields has been sullied by his rabid anti-Semitism and support for Israel’s terrorist adversaries.
Hill has repeatedly glorified anti-Israel terrorists and promoted terrorism against the Jewish state. The professor has enthusiastically supported convicted Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist Ali Jiddah who planted hand grenades in downtown Jerusalem which injured nine innocent people. Hill posted a photo of himself with Jiddah on Instagram, praising him as a “true revolutionary,” and assisted with a GoFundMe campaign for the terrorist, calling him “instrumental in the struggle for Palestinian liberation.”
The professor has also lauded terrorist leader Marwan Barghouti, who is currently imprisoned for participating in suicide bombings and attacks that killed five Israelis during the second Intifada. Hill posted a mural featuring Barghouti that had been painted on Israel’s security fence on Instagram with the caption, “Art as Resistance.”
So enamored is the professor of anti-Israel violence, that Hill proudly boasts a tattoo featuring a man who is masked in a keffiyeh and holding a rock, a form of violent “resistance” against the Israeli Defense Forces that can have deadly consequences.
Hill’s rabid anti-Semitism was even too extreme for leftist media giant CNN. In 2018, Hill gave a speech at the United Nations, labeling the creation of Israel a “Nakba” or “catastrophe” and calling for “a free Palestine from the river to the sea,” a phrase often used by Israel’s enemies and terrorists to promote the total destruction of the Jewish state. Hill also demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Jewish state of “ethnic cleansing” along with “hatred and imperialism, and white supremacy, and patriarchy, and homophobia”—charges that are laughable when Israel is compared to its Arab neighbors where homosexuality is a criminal offense. Following this absurd address, CNN fired Hill from his position as a contributor to the network.
Hill has flaunted his friendship with notorious anti-Semite and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has labeled Jews “termites” and “satanic” and claimed that “They control everything and mostly everybody.” In August 2016, Hill posted a photo of himself with Farrakhan on Instagram, commenting “Been blessed to spend the last day with Minister Louis Farrakhan. An amazing time of learning, listening, laughing, and even head nodding to music. God is Great.”
Also in 2016, Hill shared an interview with Farrakhan on Facebook in which the Nation of Islam leader again declared the Jews to be “Satanic” and responsible for “the blood shedding and the mischief that’s going on in the world.” Farrakhan went on to predict the downfall of the Jews, stating, “Once the world sees this Synagogue of Satan as it really is and knows the players, they fear what will happen to them. The world will turn against them and that is happening now as we speak.”
It is clear from Hill’s own words and deeds that he shares Farrakhan’s views on Israel and the Jewish people. In an online panel discussion from 2021, Hill spoke positively about how “Black Lives Matter very explicitly is talking about the dismantling of a Zionist project, dismantling of a settler-colonial project and very explicitly embracing BDS.” He has repeatedly promoted the genocidal Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, and has posted videos of BDS movement founder Omar Barghouti. He has also repeated anti-Semitic blood libel tropes, claiming that Israel was founded on laws “that have been co-signed in ink but written in the blood of the innocent” and that the Jewish state is “poisoning” Palestinian water.
For propagating blatant Jew hatred and lies about the state of Israel and valorizing the terrorists who have killed innocent Israeli citizens, Professor Marc Lamont Hill deserves his place among the worst Jew-hating professors.