INTRODUCING STEPHEN HAWKING

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We have been reading about this man’s position on Israel and the Boycott Movement for over a week now, but do we know who he is?
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A fair outline of his life can be found on Wikipedia. When most people hear his name they think of a shriveled up human being who is wheelchair bound. The man cannot utter a sound yet he speaks volumes …. volumes that rocked the foundations of zion this past week.
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Below is a video that demonstrates the man’s brilliance;
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From the bottom of our hearts Dr. Hawking, we thank you  for trying to include Israel in the universe as a part of humanity.
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A wonderful Editorial in The Boston Globe sums it all up …
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Stephen Hawking makes a peaceful protest

When the esteemed physicist Stephen Hawking announced his decision to boycott Israel’s Presidential Conference, a gathering of politicians, scholars, and other high-profile figures scheduled for June, the response was as predictable as the movement of the cosmos that inspired Hawking’s career. The conference chair, Israel Maimon, called the move “outrageous and improper,” while Omar Barghouti, a founder of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement that advocates protests against Israeli policies, declared, “Palestinians deeply appreciate Stephen Hawking’s support.”

In fact, the decision to withdraw from a conference is a reasonable way to express one’s political views. Observers need not agree with Hawking’s position in order to understand and even respect his choice. The movement that Hawking has signed on to aims to place pressure on Israel through peaceful means. In the context of a Mideast conflict that has caused so much destruction and cost so many lives, nonviolence is something to be encouraged. That is equally true of attempts to inspire cooperation on the Palestinian side.

Chances for a peaceful solution in Israel and Palestine are remote enough without overreactions like Maimon’s. Foreclosing nonviolent avenues to give people a political voice — and maybe bring about an eventual resolution — only makes what is already difficult that much more challenging.

 

4 Comments

  1. GUZE' SPITERI said,

    May 13, 2013 at 16:34

    “Yes, GUZE’ junior, you where absolutely right, (though handycaped with muscular dystrophy, rest in peace), you too can be CAREING and REVOLUTIONERY, the mighty Dr Hawkens just proved his mettle”.
    GUZE’ SPITERI
    MALTA

  2. Ponce said,

    May 13, 2013 at 18:21

    And like I said before…….”You don’t need a sane body but only a sane mind, to know the difference between the truth and the lies”

    V

  3. May 16, 2013 at 13:34

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