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Stephen Hawking's 'Black Hole' In Boycotting Israel

Akiva Eldar writes that Stephen Hawking’s decision to join those boycotting Israel is not only unjust — it's also unwise.
British physicist Stephen Hawking sits at his desk in the Applied Mathematics Department of Cambridge University August 30, 2012. Hawking met Ecuadorean Vice-President Lenin Moreno, who invited Hawking to visit the Galapagos Islands and the Yasuni Ecological Reserve in Ecuador. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja/Vice Presidency of Ecuador/Handout (BRITAIN - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY POLITICS HEADSHOT SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTR37AGP
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One would have expected Professor Stephen Hawking to be a tad more sophisticated.

Hawking has become an esteemed figure in the scientific community because of his groundbreaking research into the origins of the universe and its future. He's also quite popular among the general public, because of his book A Brief History of Time, which quickly became a bestseller, and the way he contends with Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The last thing anyone can say about this British prodigy from Cambridge is that he is stupid or shallow.

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