It was The Guardian that broke the news that Stephen Hawking has decided to publicly support the BDS Movement by pulling out of a scheduled conference in Israel.
It was the zionists that tried to find any reason to deny that this was true, slandering the eminent Professor and lying about his reasons for pulling out of the event (a thing zionism does best).
Yesterday, they went as far as adverising a poll, also sponsored by The Guardian, urging their supporters to vote … the letter they sent out follows;
Dear friends, 


Early yesterday, a story broke in The Guardian claiming that famed physicist and author Stephen Hawkings had withdrawn from his participation in Israel’s President’s Conference.


Whether or not his cancellation is due to political pressure, it has already been “celebrated” by anti-Israel activists as a victory for BDS.


While those who support BDS are in the minority, they are a vocal one. On The Guardian‘s web site, there is currently a poll asking users “ Is Stephen Hawking right to join the academic boycott of Israel?” Currently, about 2/3 of respondents answered yes, that heshould support an academic boycott of Israel.


I would like to ask that you, your community, and friends not just of Israel, but of open dialogue and democracy, make your voices heard. It may be “just a poll” on a website which has been far from objective in covering Israel, but it is an easy, and important way for our voices to be heard on this issue.


So far, the online reaction does not seem to reflect what I know to be a global consensus on the logicbehind boycotting the only true democracy in the Middle East.


Again, I ask you to cast your vote by clicking below, and together our community can respond to the latest round of vitriol.



Thank You,

Gil Lainer
Consul for Public Affairs
Consulate General of Israel in New York
It looks like they lost at their own game! You still have a few hours to vote YES …. if you go to THIS site.
Is Stephen Hawking right to join the academic boycott of Israel?

Stephen Hawking has pulled out of a conference hosted by the Israeli president, Shimon Peres, in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Is he right to do so?


Stephen Hawking
A statement published with Stephen Hawking’s approval said his withdrawal was based on advice from academic contacts in Palestine. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA
 64% Yes
 36% No

Poll closes in 12 hours

1 Comment

  1. Dave said,

    May 11, 2013 at 07:23

    Gil Lainer Consul for Public Affairs Consulate General of Israel in New York.
    Dear Mr Lainer, the poll reflects the view of the respondents, not your view o a global consensus that supports your “democracy” in the Middle East, you would be well advised to note that the world does not slavishly subscribe to the rhetoric and lies of an oppressive and racist regime that is the state of Israel. get used to it, you are being called out and now you have an opportunity to set the record straight and address the real reasons people voted on this issue the way they did. Stop occupying land that is not yours, stop killing people needlessly and shut the hell up about your eternal victim status and woe is me attitude. You reap what you sow.

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