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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Hawking Boycott, Fact or Fiction?

Today, as if Israel has no more pressing needs, the media is full of news about Stephen Hawking.  Is his change in travel plans, his cancellation of a trip to Israel due to a medical issue or an ideological one?

By the time I came home today, lots of keyboards have been pounded about the question.  First it was stated that he's staying away to boycott us.  And then I saw on Algemeiner.com that it was simply a deterioration in his medical situation
It turns out that Stephen Hawking’s cancelled trip to Israel is not a matter of boycotting the Jewish state, but rather merely a result of his health.
The Guardian, which broke the faux story late last night, claimed that Hawking was to boycott the Presidential Conference in Jerusalem next month after receiving an erroneous statement from the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine (BRICUP),  which claimed that it had issued it with Hawking’s approval.
The statement said that the move was “his independent decision to respect the boycott, based upon his knowledge of Palestine, and on the unanimous advice of his own academic contacts there.”
His Israeli fans were relieved and worried after hearing that news.

Then another news item was published saying that he is boycotting Israel.
A University spokesman told The Algemeiner that “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.

IMHO, if he really likes and respects those Arabs so much, then he should be declared persona non grata and not allowed to enter Israel at all. 

Yes, the same should be for all of the international  extreme Leftists.

Just because Stephen Hawking has survived and functioned longer than probably anyone else with ALS doesn't make him right and correct in terms of his opinions and ideology, especially his opinion about Israel.  Everyone should stop judging him as some sort of miracle novelty item and listen to what he says and look at what he does.  Hawkin's support of the Arabs whose aim is the destruction of the State of Israel makes him a very dangerous man.  We shouldn't let sympathy for his medical condition cloud and distort our feelings for him.  If he prefers our enemies, then he is one of them, an enemy of the State of Israel.


Leah said...

I hear you... it angers me when I hear (read) that some attorney somewhere uses the medical issue or the advanced age issue as reason to keep a Nazi guard from having to testify regarding his dealings in WWII..."Oh, but he/she is so ooollld... and sooo siiick....oh, it's sooo cruel to do this. waaaa waaa waaaaa..enough already.
If they are sane enough to make these statments or ( in the case of the guards), to have committed the crime, then they should answer to it... enough, already.

Batya said...

Ahh, Leah, so you agree with me, good.

goyisherebbe said...

Hawking is only able to communicate his ideas because of the advanced Israeli technology on his computer. The Arab alternative will be ready in another 2000 years, delivered by camel. The hypocracy and misappropriation of this suffering genius for the cause of terror is disgusting. I'm with you!

Batya said...

Obviously, Hawking isn't as smart as he and other like to think he is.

Leah said...

It never ceases to amaze me that many people will mistake scientific book knowledge with instant morality...Nice holds the door open for you. Morality? It takes a lot more than that in my book!

calev dan said...

and what did the bastard really contributed to the science? - a monkey looking creature with atrophied body and brain.
he is sure a fit for shimon peres