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Noam Chomsky Lobbied Hawking To Boycott Israel’s Presidential Conference
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 Frequent Israel critic and Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Noam Chomsky urged famed British physicist Stephen Hawking to boycott the fifth annual Presidential Conference in Jerusalem, The Guardian reported.

Chomsky, a leader of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, joined several leading British academics to urge Hawking to boycott the conference after hearing that Hawking initially accepted an invitation to attend.

According to The Guardian, in a letter to Hawking, Chomsky harshly criticized Israel’s policies towards the Palestinians, calling them “collective punishment” and said that Israel “has a name for the promotion of its cultural and scientific standing: ‘Brand Israel.’ This is a deliberate policy of camouflaging its oppressive acts behind a cultured veneer.”

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05/18/2013 - 17:55
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Those like Chomsky and Hawking who speak out on Israel's oppression of the Palestinians are frequesntly branded as anti-semites. Like many of us who admire the State of Israel for its courage and fortitude, yet who question the legitimacy of annexation, Hawking, Chomsky et al are pillored by the extermist right as well as by the extremist letf. It appears if you do not fully support all of Israels policies you are an anti semite. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Lets see Hawking visited iran, no problem there and uses israeli made chips to communicate- no problem there. At least karma has given the anti semitic supporter of the murderers of jewish children his just reward

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