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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking boycotts Israeli conference over occupation of Palestine

Source : Al Arabiya with Agencies | 08 May 2013

British cosmologist Stephen Hawking has pulled out of an Israeli conference, joining an academic boycott of Israel to protest against its occupation of Palestinian lands, Cambridge University said on Wednesday.

The wheelchair-bound Hawking, who has won international recognition for his work on black holes, had been due to speak at a prestigious meeting in June organized by Israeli President Shimon Peres that draws hundreds of leading world figures.

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