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Hawking Confirms He is Boycotting Israel
Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/5/13 | Elad Benari

Posted on 05/08/2013 4:17:33 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

British physicist Stephen Hawking has confirmed that he will not be attending the Presidential Conference in Israel because he is joining an academic boycott of the Jewish state.

The University of Cambridge released a statement late Wednesday saying that Hawking had told the Israelis last week that he would not be attending "based on advice from Palestinian academics that he should respect the boycott."

Earlier, the university said that news reports saying Hawking was boycotting the conference were wrong, and that the noted physicist's decision to cancel his visit to Israel stemmed from health reasons alone.

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(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Israel; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: boycott; confirms; girlcott; hawking; israel; stephenhawking; unitedkingdom; waronterror
One less left-wing idiot arriving at Ben Gurion Int'l. What ever will we do with the extra toilet paper saved?
1 posted on 05/08/2013 4:17:33 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3017019/posts

Which is it?


2 posted on 05/08/2013 4:19:22 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Hawking should stick to physics. He knows nothing about the real world.


3 posted on 05/08/2013 4:20:25 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Eleutheria5

He’s probably afraid that he’ll discover that the universe does have a creator and it is God. All his work down the drain like the urine from his catheter bag.


4 posted on 05/08/2013 4:22:07 PM PDT by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: Eleutheria5

Good..let the idiot boycott Israel..Israel would have to fumigate the country if he arrived anyway..one less a-hole to worry about


5 posted on 05/08/2013 4:22:58 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: mountn man

This. Hawkings now confirmed it, and so did the university. Screw ‘em.


6 posted on 05/08/2013 4:26:30 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

“Palestinian academics”

Well, there’s your problem right there.


7 posted on 05/08/2013 4:26:42 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Eleutheria5

The world was never meant to be led by savants.


8 posted on 05/08/2013 4:26:53 PM PDT by sayfer bullets ("...and if it stops moving, subsidize it." - RR)
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To: beethovenfan

Yes he does. He knows that it exists, and is made of subatomic particles organized as atoms. Other than that, you’re right.


9 posted on 05/08/2013 4:27:30 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Who cares?


10 posted on 05/08/2013 4:28:52 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Eleutheria5

I fear Dr. Hawking's brain hurts.

11 posted on 05/08/2013 4:29:05 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: PLMerite

I wonder what courses they teach. Revisionist History 101? How Jooos! Pass as Human workshop? And of course, Palestinian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies.


12 posted on 05/08/2013 4:29:50 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

British? Strange, he doesnt have a british accent.


13 posted on 05/08/2013 4:30:31 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Eleutheria5

you can be disabled and still be an idiot. i really don’t care what his supposed iq is.


14 posted on 05/08/2013 4:33:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Actually, Issac Newton... the second holder of the Lucasian Chair, wasn't that thrilled with Jews, either.

/johnny

15 posted on 05/08/2013 4:36:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

BUMP.


16 posted on 05/08/2013 4:36:44 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Amen and he IS an idiot.


17 posted on 05/08/2013 4:37:31 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Eleutheria5

Being trapped in the wheelchair must mean he has absolutely no idea what is going on in the outside world. The real world that is...not the math world.


18 posted on 05/08/2013 4:38:00 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Eleutheria5

He is boycotting Israel?

I am sure Bibi will stop in England on his way back from China to see what he can do to change Stephen’s mind.

Yeah. Netanyahu has nothing better to do.

Who do these people think they are? I am supposed to give a crap about what he thinks?


19 posted on 05/08/2013 4:39:03 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: PLMerite
“Palestinian academics” Well, there’s your problem right there

I'm surprised that the 'Palestinian academics' took time away from building new rockets to slaughter Jewish children to announce anything whatsoever.
20 posted on 05/08/2013 4:39:58 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: demshateGod

Now that’s funny.


21 posted on 05/08/2013 4:39:59 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: demshateGod

*snort*


22 posted on 05/08/2013 4:41:19 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Eleutheria5

Steven Hawking: Anti-Semite

And this man is supposed to be smart? But believes the Islamic Terrorist spin


23 posted on 05/08/2013 4:49:09 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Eleutheria5

I have thought for a while that Hawking is, if not an idiot-svant, just not very bright outside of physics. His writings about God are absolutely juvenile.


24 posted on 05/08/2013 4:58:57 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: SeminoleCounty

His original book said nobody could possibly use the mathmatics leading to the singularity, (or the big bang) to say that God didn’t exist. He said nobody could possibly know anything about the time before the singularity.
This year, he said differently, but just as a change of mind opinion/conclusion. He offered no new math to explain his change.

His mind is going downhill. 30 years ago, his mind was sharp. But he has lost it and is now just a celebrity. And this is not unique. Most insane math and physics leaps were done by people in their younger years. That process has to be even more pronounced with his unhealthy body.
He is now firmly in the province of punchlines and Sagan style science.


25 posted on 05/08/2013 5:00:00 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Eleutheria5

For someone who is supposedly so smart, he sure is stupid.


26 posted on 05/08/2013 5:01:17 PM PDT by TXZionista
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To: Eleutheria5

In boycotting Israel, Hawking is like that crippled dwarf, Josef Goebbels.


27 posted on 05/08/2013 5:01:17 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Eleutheria5
And he announced this using a communication device designed and built by Israelis which is operated by software written by Israelis (even though everything sounds kind of American).
28 posted on 05/08/2013 5:03:14 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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He needs to make his mind up. Per previous thread , is he boycotting his computor. Does he commit to boycotting Israeli medical breakthroughs as they relate to his health.

29 posted on 05/08/2013 5:09:39 PM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Stepan12
In boycotting Israel, Hawking is like that crippled dwarf, Josef Goebbels.

In making a comment like that, you're not so different ...

30 posted on 05/08/2013 5:12:04 PM PDT by x
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To: JRandomFreeper

Funny thing is, Israel is a secular State. Newton would have enough sense to figure that out that Islam is destructive, unlike that PC crippled idiot savant.


31 posted on 05/08/2013 5:14:45 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Hawking took the advice of an enemy of Israel as the basis of his decision.

One would have thought he’d have at least searched out the facts as he could find them and make a decision based on what he had come to know.

He might still have come down with his bigoted decision, but at least he could have claimed that he looked into it and that was where he came down.

Very feeble to say he took an Israeli enemy’s word and ran with that.


32 posted on 05/08/2013 5:21:13 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Well, he stands up for what he believes!


33 posted on 05/08/2013 5:21:48 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Eleutheria5

Genesis 12:1-3

New International Version (NIV)
The Call of Abram

12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

2 “I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”


34 posted on 05/08/2013 5:24:38 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Israel should rejoice, not bemoan his cancellation.


35 posted on 05/08/2013 5:36:26 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Eleutheria5

He’s only one of a majority of a national population that closely resembles members of the NAZI party in WWII Germany.


36 posted on 05/08/2013 5:39:49 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: sayfer bullets

dumb a-hole “scientists” make stuff up and expect us to believe it. what a waste of taxpayers dollars.


37 posted on 05/08/2013 5:41:23 PM PDT by Psiman (PS I am not a crackpot)
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To: Vinnie

Just ask Joe Biden!


38 posted on 05/08/2013 5:52:40 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Eleutheria5

It is obvious that all of his considerable IQ went to physics, with none left for common sense.

Shame, because I used to respect him.


39 posted on 05/08/2013 6:02:39 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Vermont Lt

See. I wish someone would tell my wife that I’m still funny.


40 posted on 05/08/2013 6:36:49 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: x
FYI I have fought sometimes physically against anti-Semites so I am quite different from Mr. Hawking and Josef Goebbels.

If not for anti-Semitic creeps such as those two, we Jews would number about 200 million today -- not the paltry 13 million (?) we number today.

41 posted on 05/08/2013 7:27:05 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Eleutheria5

42 posted on 05/08/2013 7:40:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Da Coyote

What principle or theory has Hawking actually “invented”?


43 posted on 05/08/2013 7:47:47 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Eleutheria5
How do we know, at this point, if this guy's brain is even alive? He can't speak. His voice is generated by a computer synthesizer. I mean, how do we know he's not just an errand boy, whose voice is controlled by the regime? Just sayin.
44 posted on 05/08/2013 8:06:24 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: Eleutheria5

Oh great! Another so called genius becomes an idiot when it comes to Israel... seems to be a problem with politics to me and has nothing to do with beliefs, right or wrong, just be on the right side of current politics.

Does this make Hawking an idiot servant?


45 posted on 05/08/2013 8:44:49 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: TXZionista
Maybe he's just an idiot savant...knows physics and not much else at all. Can't be getting out much, in his condition. Probably easy to control the news input to such a helpless man, thus lead him around by the political nose.

In any case, I couldn't give a rat's fat patootie about whatever this man thinks about Israel. Let's remember the Brits and their historical compassion toward Jews. Starting with the York massacre in 1190, the denial of entry to "Palestine" for Jews fleeing the Holocaust, etc. etc.

46 posted on 05/08/2013 9:20:06 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Wanderer99

Don’t forget the 1 day seminar, three ways to use your new pressure cooker.


47 posted on 05/08/2013 9:27:26 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Eleutheria5
1 Corinthians 2:14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.

Corinthians 2:6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

1Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight. As it is written: "He catches the wise in their craftiness";

48 posted on 05/09/2013 8:15:22 AM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: demshateGod

There is no such thing.


49 posted on 05/13/2013 5:05:29 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Eleutheria5

The fruit of this man’s life is all I need to know about his theories.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2020559/Stephen-Hawkings-daughter-Lucy-black-hole-swallowed-family.html


50 posted on 05/13/2013 5:09:16 AM PDT by Truth2012
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