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Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill Faces More Trouble Over U.N. Speech

The Temple University professor is under fire from Temple for a U.N. speech critical of Israel.

Duane Paul Murphy

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Temple University Professor Dr. Marc Lamont Hill may lose his job at the Philadelphia college after a Wednesday, November 28 speech at the U.N. in which he criticized Israeli’s occupation of Palestine.

Temple University’s Board of Trustees chairman, Patrick O’Connor, called Hill’s commentary on Israel both “lamentable” and “disgusting” as well as a form of hate speech. Initially, some university administrators — as well as Jewish organizations — wanted Hill fired or to resign after the speech was made.

However, after the comments and complaints were made against Hill’s speech, Temple University President Richard M. Englert Professor said in a statement that Dr. Hill does not represent Temple University and that his personal views are his own, which are constitutionally protected under the First Amendment.

Hill penned an apology letter to Temple, saying that he rejects all forms of reject anti-Semitism and clarified his views on Palestinian rights and the Two State Solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Although Hill’s position at the university is unknown at this point, he has been fired a television contributor for CNN.

In a column for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “I’m sorry my word choices caused harm,” Hill apologized for his remarks.

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Duane Paul Murphy is a D.C. college student and student journalist born and raised in Southern California. Currently studying for his bachelor’s in politics and a minor in media studies, Duane Paul is interested in covering domestic as well as international political affairs that impact the lives of everyday people, whether they are young students, professionals, or faculty in higher education.

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