WHY IS ISRAEL SO AFRAID OF STEPHEN HAWKING?

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  • What is clear today is that his action has forced Israelis – and the rest of the world – to understand that the status quo has a price. Israel cannot continue to pretend that it is a country of culture, technology and enlightenment while millions of Palestinians live invisibly under the brutal rule of bullets, bulldozers and armed settlers.*
    • Stephen Hawking’s support for the boycott of Israel is a turning point
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      Boycotting Israel as a stance for justice is going mainstream – Israelis can no longer pretend theirs is in an enlightened country
      • Ali Abunimah
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      • ‘Professor Hawking’s decision to respect the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has forced Israelis – and the rest of the world – to understand that the status quo has a price.’ Photograph: John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images
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        A standard objection to the Palestinian campaign for the boycott of Israel…

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