Skip to comments.Israelis furious over Stephen Hawking’s conference pullout over Palestinian boycott call
Posted on 05/08/2013 10:14:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
British physicist Stephen Hawking has announced he is withdrawing from a leading Israeli conference in deference to a Palestinian call to boycott this and other Israeli events.
The decision by Prof. Hawking, who was to have been a key speaker at the Israeli Presidential Conference next month in Jerusalem, has infuriated conference organizers and delivered one of the biggest names yet to the ranks of the growing international campaign to boycott Israel.
It also has drawn the enormous attention of Israelis themselves. By the end of the day Wednesday in Israel, items related to Prof. Hawkings announcement were the number one, three and six of the most widely read pieces on the Haaretz newspapers website.
The annual Presidential Conference, now in its fifth year, is hosted by Shimon Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize winner for his efforts to bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
According to its website, the conference brings together world leaders, international scholars, activists, poets and scientists, artists and clergy, entrepreneurs, economists and industrialists, as well as representatives of the next generation of leaders in order to discuss issues of geopolitics, economics, environment, culture and more. This years conference also is a celebration of Mr. Peress 90th birthday.
In his letter to conference organizers, Prof. Hawking stated he had reconsidered his earlier agreement to participate in the event. I have received a number of e-mails from Palestinian academics, he wrote. They are unanimous that I should respect the boycott. In view of this, I must withdraw from the conference. Had I attended I would have stated my opinion that the policy of the present Israeli government is likely to lead to disaster.
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He’s another big lib. Every so often all he seems to do is open his computer mouth to deny the existence of God or some other crap. It’s like shut up and not move.
Hawking is overrated, and apparently wrong. No big deal.
Freaking big deal. Anyway, he’s more dead than alive.
I totally agree and love the way you said it. LOL
“I would have stated my opinion that the policy of the present Israeli government is likely to lead to disaster.
As if anybody asked for his opinion. Pffft.
Israel is constantly innovative, can never rest on its laurels, is singularly charitable, agile, responsive, dynamic, diverse in its thinking, self-questioning, never self-righteous, always seeking peace and justice, never sucking up to Hollywood or the cause-du-jour, believing, steadfast, worshipful, beautiful, and will be so for a long time to come.
Unlike the guy who wrote that one book which was famous and deemed “very possibly correct” for a little while.
One of these days he’s going to meet the Creator of the Universe who will explain everything in minute detail. Then He will ask Hawking to explain himself in just as much minute detail..........
There seems to be this little club of celebrity scientists that have taken upon themselves to stop researching and instead spend more time partying with socialists and Hollywood types. Some examples:
Neil deGrasse Tyson
And now even Hawking.
I guess when you are a media property, why bother with real science work?
His disease has attacked his grey matter.
you forgot chief scientist al gore..........
I ALMOST put him there, but he couldn’t tell his head from his rear enough to be a scientist.
The left honors him profusely just so they can say how brilliant he is and then proclaim that there must be no God because even “the brilliant” Stephen Hawkings says so and if you disagree, well, then you must be a moron because, you see, Hawking is so gosh darn brilliant. Trust us, we said he's brilliant... and he even won a Nobel prize so that proves what he is saying must be true.
And they did it....infiltrated the schools.
It's the same MO as this healthy food cr**....Infiltrate the schools.
And the gun cr**....This "0" tolerance...is all about infiltrating the schools.
But abortion?? Outright killing of innocents with the blessing and funding of government?? Who cares about them??
Is the guy famous for anything other than being an evoloser??
“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”