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Stephen Hawking, Useful Idiot

By on 5.8.13 | 12:06PM

Stephen Hawking might be amongst the most brilliant minds the world has ever produced, but when it comes to Palestinian propaganda he is a typical academic. In short, he is a useful idiot.

Hawking has pulled out of an academic conference in Israel next month that is to be hosted by Israeli President Shimon Peres. While the University of Cambridge claims Hawking isn't attending because of health reasons, organizers of the conference said the Hawking informed them he was observing an academic boycott of Israel protesting its treatment of the Palestinians.

It never ceases to amaze me that the bloodshed in Syria never gets so much as a shrug from the academic community. What is even more amazing is how meaningless all of Israel's scientific, technological and medical achievements are in the academic world. Stephen Hawking has become the latest in the long line of academic who would throw away all of Israel's contributions to the betterment of humanity only to show solidarity with a people who represent humanity at its very worst.

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