The list of celebrities who daily add their name to the BDS Movement continues to grow worldwide. Never before, however, has one person created such a ‘fuss’ by doing so. It has been truly a low blow to the foundations of zion as never seen before as Stephen Hawking joined that eminent list.
Netanyahu even found it necessary to comment in the Jerusalem Post
“He should investigate the truth, he is a scientist. He should study the facts and draw the necessary conclusions: Israel is an island of reason, moderation and a desire for peace.”
PM says Hawking needs to study facts about Israel

‘Post’ catalyst for Cambridge retraction over Peres parley pullout.

Stephen Hawking

BEIJING/LONDON – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu slammed Prof. Stephen Hawking for joining the boycott against Israel and cancelling plans to attend President Shimon Peres’s conference next month, saying the celebrated physicist should “study the facts.”

Asked by The Jerusalem Post about Hawking’s boycott at a press briefing, Netanyahu said, “He should investigate the truth, he is a scientist. He should study the facts and draw the necessary conclusions: Israel is an island of reason, moderation and a desire for peace.”

Netanyahu said that Hawking knows that there are many false theories in science. “There are also false theories in politics, and this [the slandering of Israel] is one of them, maybe the foremost among them,” he said. “There is no state that yearns for peace more than Israel, nor any state that has done more for peace than Israel.”

One official in the prime minister’s entourage went even further, comparing Hawking to Shakespeare and Voltaire, both of whom held anti-Semitic sentiments.

“History shows that there are people who are no less great than Hawking who believed things about Jews that it was impossible to imagine they actually believed,” he said. “I am talking about Voltaire, or Shakespeare. How do you explain that someone with the encyclopedic knowledge of Voltaire believed what he did about the Jews. How can you explain it? But it is a fact.”

Apparently, the official continued, “intelligence and achievements are no guarantee for understanding the truth about the Jews or their state.

What was true regarding Jews for generations, is now true about the state of the Jews.”

Meanwhile questions have been asked as to why Hawkins felt it fit to visit Iran in 2007 and China in 2006.

Left-wing political blog Left Foot Forward, sister-site of the US blog Think Progress, questioned why Hawking visited China “where some of the most visible and egregious human rights violations committed by the Chinese state have occurred” and were highlighted by Human Rights Watch several years before his visit.

Commenting on Iran, the blog said: “As far as I am aware, there was no statement at the time from Hawking refusing to travel to the Islamic Republic out of “respect” for the country’s political dissidents, or until the government stopped executing homosexuals.”

In summary, Left Foot Forward said: “Is Israel uniquely bad, or has hypocrisy towards the Jewish state become so widely accepted among some progressives that even an eminent scholar like Hawking is susceptible to hypocritical and lazy double standards?”

Cambridge University said on Thursday that The Jerusalem Post was the catalyst behind the decision to retract its statement about Hawking’s ill health and confirm what was really behind his decision to withdraw from next month’s Presidents of Major American Jewish Communities Conference.

On Wednesday morning the university had released a statement saying the renowned physicist pulled out of the Jerusalem event because of ill health.

“Professor Hawking has decided to cancel his planned visit to Israel on the advice of doctors,” the spokesman said.

Later that day, the university retracted this after the Postshowed proof that Hawking had told organizers of the June 18-20 conference that pressure from Palestinian academics made him withdraw.

“I have received a number of emails from Palestinian academics,” Hawking said in the letter. “They are unanimous that I should respect the boycott. In view of this I must withdraw from the conference.”

When this was put to Tim Holt, acting director of communications at Cambridge, he was surprised and said he would look into it. Hours later, the university retracted its statement and confirmed that Hawking withdrew in order to respect the boycott.

“We had understood previously that his decision was based purely on health grounds, having been advised by doctors not to fly,” Holt said. On Thursday, Holt said that the information from the letter provided by the Post had made them amend their position.

“When we realized that the letter was being made public by you [the Post] we changed the statement to reflect this.

Prof. Hawking’s health is a factor and his doctors have indeed instructed that he should not travel,” he said.

Stephen Hawking Photo: REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud


  1. May 11, 2013 at 19:54

    Professor Hawkins, a man of integrity, intellectual honesty, and principle. He should be not only congratulated but also adulated by every truth loving and freedom loving person on Earth, including the numerous Jewish intellects such as Noam Chomsky, for their stand against the conspicuously hypocritic statements coming out of the mouth of Netanyahoo and his ilk.

  2. Ram said,

    May 11, 2013 at 20:00

    Prof Hawkins is a scientist and allegedly an athiest. He cannot give credence to the belief that a non-existent god would ‘chose’ an ethnic group as his own, nor give endow them with land that belonged to others.

  3. Bluesman said,

    May 11, 2013 at 20:07

    The premise…

    Apartheid is Racism


    Israel is therefore a nation state that is racist as a matter of national policy

    The (absolutely irrefutable) proof of this is…

    Q: Do Jews have a “right to return” in zionist Israel/OPT?

    A: Yes

    Q: Do Jews have a “birthright” in zionist Israel/OPT?

    A: Yes

    Q: Do Palestinians have a “right to return” in zionist Israel/OPT?

    A: No

    Q: Do Palestinians have a “birthright” in zionist Israel/OPT?

    A: No

    Apartheid is discrimination on the basis of race/religion/creed/colour

    Q.E.D.*** Israel is irrefutably an apartheid (racist) state*** as its society’s “rights” are demonstrably dependent on the individual’s race/religion/creed/colour

    Only a practiced liar, or someone profoundly mentally ill could contradict this self-evident truth

    We shall certainly recognise and know them by their words and deeds 😉

  4. Ponce said,

    May 11, 2013 at 21:19

    “When the truth comes into the light, the lies will hide in the dark”… Ponce

    I am glad to see that more and more people are finally learning who these people really are.

  5. mikael said,

    May 11, 2013 at 21:23

    Once again, and do notise, no explanations or points of referance regarding exact historical events, that WE are soposedly “manufacturing” Pr. M. NothingbutYahohoo, enlighten us, you know, a Goyim, huh.

    Something, at least, anything for that matter, when there are Infact on the nett, what we define as Eco maps, regading whom owns the sepsifhic land, in moust of the world thats a Tax practising, and so was Palestina.
    Maps, Pr. M. NothingbutYahohoo, do you have some, because I havent seen ONE, before, or ever READ anything about Israel, before the WW1 ended.
    By the way, have anyone else seen something, that verifyes Israel, anywhere, they arent even a legitimate state, a selfdecleared entety, backed up by the ever equally evil UssA.

    The Ayatholla of Piss and Drones, Obamalama, the childslayer, gives them carte blanche, and tell me, how many children, copared with the populations regadring Israel/Palestina, is been shoot thrue their backs, severall times as young as 4 years old with highpowered sniperrifles, and dont tell me they dont see this, because moust of the children are infact shoot IN THE BACK BY IDF.

    Am I lying, insane f….. am I.

    The days have comed, when the weild is released and the truth about The Scum of this Earth, is glearingly obvious and they are infact getting more and more insane, their rethoric insane, their bloodthirsth insane, their lies and idiotic storys about what ever, as long it portrays them as victims, they will continue to serv us insane drivel.

    And the Childslayer is silent, he have his own slaying partys going on.

    They are infact knee deep in Blood and Evil, both of them.

    Wake up, its not about the f…. “jews”, its about Justice and Truth, and the remaking of Palestina, and send the “jews” home, those that wants to stay, stays, but as “jews” ijn Palestina, the rest is europeans/americans, and can be sent home again, no mercy, since they gave non.
    No understanding of anything, since They gave Non, so the issue is simple, the task is to impliment the truth.

    Wake up, even to you, Israeli.


    “Forgiving and being reconciled to our enemies or our loved ones are not about pretending that things are other than they are. It is not about patting one another on the back and turning a blind eye to the wrong. True reconciliation exposes the awfulness, the abuse, the hurt, the truth. It could even sometimes make things worse. It is a risky undertaking but in the end it is worthwhile, because in the end only an honest confrontation with reality can bring real healing. Superficial reconciliation can bring only superficial healing.”
    ― Desmond Tutu


  6. tom said,

    May 11, 2013 at 22:29

    Well. Its not just some ordinary joe sayin there is something wrong with how israel treats the Palestinians. This is coming from a highly intelligent and respected individual. wake up israel!!!! you cant hide behind antisemitism bullshit excuse any longer!!!!!

  7. Andy Woodley said,

    May 11, 2013 at 22:38

    Israel is an island of reason, moderation and a desire for peace.”
    maybe they should stop interfering in the middle east with violence!
    soon bibi will remind us that they are democratic too

  8. jo said,

    May 11, 2013 at 22:52

    Nobody is listening “Benny” .

  9. Anti-Zionist said,

    May 11, 2013 at 23:42

    Israeli politicians are more stupid than Indian politicians. By comparing Hawking with Voltaire and Shakespeare, that official inadvertently affirmed that people with encyclopedic knowledge cannot but oppose Zionism.
    These losers don’t realize that the world has had enough of Israeli barbarism. If they had any wisdom, they’d be alarmed by these developments and knowing their history, should have gone for introspect, at least, once.
    But, no. A nation headed for disaster never heeds, let alone introspect.
    It has started to look like the beginning of the end of Israel. And this time, both Muslims and Christians, will be together in eradicating these parasites.

  10. May 11, 2013 at 23:52

    Bibi talking of facts is tantamount to a diseased crackwhore speaking of love…

    Benjamin Freedman spoke of facts years ago…

  11. lghtsrc said,

    May 12, 2013 at 00:15

    Reblogged this on A Global Public Servant.

  12. Big Ben said,

    May 12, 2013 at 03:09

    A hero for all humanity….who would have thought it would come from a horribly, disabled man. The world of Israel and Zionism is crumbling. Question is whether the rest of humanity will forgive them. I would hope not after 100years+ of their lies, deceptions, inspired mega wars, 100’s millions of deaths.

  13. Danny R. Brown said,

    May 12, 2013 at 03:44

    “How do you explain that someone with the encyclopedic knowledge of Voltaire believed what he did about the Jews. How can you explain it? ”
    Simple. He was right. Deal with it; the cover of the Zionist Agenda is blown. No one cares anymore what Bibi says, or what the lie du jour of the Israeli PR machine says. When are they going to get it? Zionism and Zionists are hated and despised the world over because they are greedy, dishonest, violent, and evil. All those billions of good folks can’t be wrong. Hawking is to be commended.

  14. brian said,

    May 12, 2013 at 06:06

    leftfootfoward claims:’Left Foot Forward is a political blog for progressives. We provide evidence-based analysis on British politics, policy, and current affairs.’

    people may like to tweet them and ask why they are supporting ultra reactionary israel

  15. brian said,

    May 12, 2013 at 06:07

    in the land of Bibi, pigs do fly

  16. brian said,

    May 12, 2013 at 06:07

    Israel is an island of reason, moderation and a desire for peace.”

    aprils fools day was over a month ago

  17. brian said,

    May 12, 2013 at 06:13

    pro-palestinian ad ignites #zionist fury http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=moYK2XnD2XI note the clueless people

  18. May 12, 2013 at 17:09

    Reblogged this on silbershark110neverdie.

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