Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Correction of the earlier Correction - Hawking really IS jihading against Israel
I am afraid I am trying your patience today but I now need to correct my earlier correction. The original story about Stephen Hawking boycotting Israel turns out to be correct. The announcement that this was a hoax turns out to be wrong and was itself a hoax. I realize this is frustrating and confusing. Apologies for my role in the confusion.
I have one important proposal. Israel, it turns out, is a leading player in research on ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, which is what Hawking has. See http://israel21c.org/health/israeli-clinical-study-offers-hope-to-als-patients/, although there are lots of other stories about this on the web. I would like to propose that if Israeli researchers discover a cure for the disease, it should be refused to Stephen Hawking. After all, we would not want to compromise his strong moral stand on behalf of the "suffering Palestinians"! And boycott for the goose is also boycott for the gander. Let us not put Hawking into any uncomfortable ethical position now that he has decided to join the BDS terrorists and boycott Israel. So let us help him avoid compromising his principles and simply let him know in advance that he will be denied any cure for ALS that ever comes out of any Israeli institution or research.
Statement on Professor Hawking and Jerusalem conference:
8 June 2013
A University spokesman said:
"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.
"We had understood previously that his decision was based purely on health grounds having been advised by doctors not to fly."
This has now been confirmed on numerous web sites including http://www.timesofisrael.com/hawking-is-indeed-boycotting-peress-jerusalem-meet/ andhttp://www.algemeiner.com/2013/05/08/about-face-cambridge-confirms-hawking-is-boycotting-israel/