Pro-Hamas ‘The Hill’ host fired after eye-rolling, disrespect for Oct 7 victims during interview

A political commentator who’s repeatedly displayed antisemitic attitudes was finally fired from her gig on Thursday.

Upon being fired, commentator Briahna Joy Gray, a left-winger, blamed censorship for her termination from The Hill.

“It finally happened. The Hill has fired me,” she tweeted. “There should be no doubt that @RisingTheHill has a clear pattern of suppressing speech — particularly when it’s critical of the state of Israel.”

Her termination came two days after she rolled her eyes at the family member of an Israeli who’s currently being held hostage by Hamas.

The family member, Yarden Gonen, had simply asked at the end of an interview that Gray believe the already released hostages who’ve revealed Hamas raped them after being kidnapped.

In response, Gray sighed, rolled her eyes, and cut her off.


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Her behavior prompted a crescendo of backlash, with many critics labeling her an anti-Semite and demanding her termination.

This wasn’t even the worst of her behavior. During a debate last month on the Israel-Hamas war, she repeatedly defended Hamas, claiming that the genocidal terrorist group simply wants to establish its own democratic state “like what we have here in the United States.”

“When Hamas is talking about eliminating Israel, it’s not talking about killing all the Jews … it’s about eliminating the idea of a Jewish state, ending a Jewish state, ending an ethno-national state, having a state or like what we have in the United States of America,” she claimed.


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Her naïve, delusional remarks prompted massive laughter and pushback from the audience, which in turn enraged her.

“This is the most Islamophobic, racist audience I’ve ever seen,” she reportedly said afterward. “It’s disgusting — I hope someone drops a bomb on this entire building.”

According to the pro-Israel nonprofit watchdog group StopAntisemitism, Gray’s streak of antisemitism began in the days immediately after Hamas killed 1,200 Israelis on Oct. 7th.

Just six days after the terror attack, she “falsely claimed there were no babies killed or abused by Hamas, and she denied any occurrence of rapes, stating it was all fabricated,” according to the nonprofit.

She also “compared Israel to Hamas, alleging ethnic cleansing of Palestinians,” and she did all this before Israel had even launched its ground invasion into Gaza.

Two months later, she tweeted the following in defense of Hamas:

This defense of Hamas and attacks on Israel have continued through the new year.

“In the weeks leading up to the Spring 2024 graduation season, university campuses both nationally and internationally became hotbeds of violent protests,” the non-profit noted. “These demonstrations not only endangered the lives of Jewish peers but also advocated for the destruction of Israel and America, actively aligning with various terror groups.”

“Instead of condemning the violence, Gray cheered on the protesters and dismissed the legitimate concerns of Jewish students by accusing them of falsehoods,” according to the group.

And so combined, it’s not hard to grasp why her termination this week prompted an outpouring of praise and support for The Hill and additional condemnation of Gray.

Indeed, here’s how most folks responded to her termination tweet complaining about alleged censorship:

Vivek Saxena


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