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PhaseLockedLoop
05-08-2013, 08:02 PM
Steven Hawking is boycotting a conference in Israel in solidarity with the Palestinians. This has caused a "deepening furor."


Hawking, 71, has suffered from motor neurone disease for the past 50 years, and relies on a computer-based system to communicate.


According to Shurat HaDin, an Israel (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/israel) law centre which represents victims of terrorism, the equipment has been provided by an Israeli hi-tech firm, Intel (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/intel), since 1997. "Hawking's decision to join the boycott of Israel is quite hypocritical for an individual who prides himself on his whole intellectual accomplishment. His whole computer-based communications system runs on a chip designed by Israel's Intel team. I suggest if he truly wants to pull out of Israel he should also pull out his Intel Core i7 from his tablet," said Nitsana Darshan-Leitner of Shurat HaDin.

Phillip Allen
05-08-2013, 08:06 PM
crickets?

Phillip Allen
05-08-2013, 08:15 PM
Stupidity beyond belief.

Hawkins?

Phillip Allen
05-08-2013, 08:20 PM
Of course not... The stupid one is the imbecile who somehow thinks that the chip used in hawking's vocalizer has anything to do with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. THAT person is the idiot.

I see

Flying Orca
05-08-2013, 09:11 PM
Boycott, divestment, sanctions. It worked on South Effrican apartheid and it should work on apartheid in the Cisjordan region.