Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Stephen Hawking, the well-known physicist in the wheel chair, is joining the jihad against Israel. As reported here (http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4377536,00.html ), Hawking is boycotting a conference in Jerusalem as protest against "Israel's treatment of Palestinians." He says it is "based on his knowledge of Palestine," which evidently does not include the simple fact that there is no such country as Palestine and no such thing as a Palestinian. Hawking has never boycotted the UK because of its illegal occupations of Ulster, Scotland, Wales, Gibraltar, the Shetlands, the Falklands, or the Isle of Wight. I am also unhappy with Israel's treatment of Palestinians, since I consider it far too weak and namby-pamby and pusillanimous, but I do not think that is what Hawking meant and I am not boycotting Israel over it.
Hawking of course is not the first Nobel Prize winner to demonstrate complete idiocy when it comes to the Middle East. Even inside Israel and even if you ignore the political Nobel Prizes (like the one Shimon Peres got), there are three Israeli Nobel Prize winners who have proven that they are total leftist morons when it comes to politics.
Having noted all this, the question remains of how Israel should respond to the malicious comments by Hawking and his toadying for the BDS terrorists.
I have a suggestion. I suggest that the people of Israel send Hawking for a free trip on the Achille Lauro!!
[For those who do not recall the event, in 1985 terrorists from the PLO took over the cruise ship Achille Lauro and murdered the wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer, dumping his body into the ocean. See http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Terrorism/achille.html. There is a small memorial to Klinghoffer in Haifa's Rambam hospital, which I visit regularly.]