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Steven Hawkings to boycott conference due to Israeli treatment of Palestinians

"Stephen Hawking Boycotts Israel Academic Conference"
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Bravo.
I just gained a new respect for Steven Hawkings.

Story here...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/08/stephen-hawking-isr...



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Hawkings is an Atheist

What intrest does he have in the temple mount?

Update: The University of Cambridge retracted its statement of Hawking joining the boycott, citing health concerns as his reason for missing the conference. But when reached for comment and clarification, university spokesman Tim Holt provided The Huffington Post with this response:

“We have now received confirmation from Professor Hawking’s office that a letter was sent on Friday to the Israeli President’s office regarding his decision not to attend the Presidential Conference, based on advice from Palestinian academics that he should respect the boycott.

“We had understood previously that his decision was based purely on health grounds having been advised by doctors not to fly.”

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http://www.haaretz.com/adl-hawking-s-israel-boycott-a-slap-i...

Conference chairman Israel Maimon told the Guardian that Hawking's decision was "outrageous and wrong."

"The use of an academic boycott against Israel is outrageous and improper, particularly for those to whom the spirit of liberty is the basis of the human and academic mission," he continued. "Israel is a democracy in which everyone can express their opinion, whatever it may be. A boycott decision is incompatible with open democratic discourse."

In a subsequent conversation with Haaretz, Maimon noted that Hawking was being more Palestinian than the Palestinians: While he was boycotting the conference, other Palestinians had agreed to attend it as speakers.

thankyou steven hawkings for

thankyou Mr Hawkings for caring, standing upon your convictions and showing what being brave really means

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Well, he's mostly harmless to TPTB.

Well, he's mostly harmless to TPTB.

But that still goes to his credit.

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Harmless?

He is a spokesman for the NWO.

I agree...

...It still goes to his credit.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
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Steven Hawkings to boycott conference

Steven Hawkings to boycott conference due to Israeli treatment of Palestinians

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul