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Roger L Simon


May 9, 2013 - 10:05 am

From The Guardian:

Stephen Hawking‘s decision to boycott an Israeli conference in protest at the state’s 46-year occupation of Palestine was derided as hypocritical by some, who pointed out that the celebrated scientist and author uses Israeli technology in the computer equipment that allows him to function.

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 law centre which represents victims of terrorism, the equipment has been provided by the hi-tech firm, 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.

Attorney Darshan-Leitner is a contributor to PJMedia.

Roger L. Simon is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, novelist and blogger, and the co-founder of PJ Media. His book, Turning Right at Hollywood and Vine: The Perils of Coming Out Conservative in Tinseltown, was re-released in an updated edition in 2011.

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Hawking demonstrated that you can approach but not exceed the speed of stupidity. And as you approach it, the mass of your stupidity approaches infinity.
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Plug Hawking into exceptionalist Palestinian tech. They have lots of tin cans and string. If I were a Jew, I'd throw this pious moralizing eff under the bus so fast he'd think he was born there. Park this boob's chair in Ashdod next to but not IN a bomb shelter for about six weeks and he'll start whistling Hava Na-frickin'-gila.
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You don't have to be a Jew to "throw this pious moralizing eff under the bus so fast he'd think he was born there" and it might not even help! Thank you for your support and common sense, Fail B.
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