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Ben Lynfield: Hawking Israel boycott unlikely to change much – and is snub to left

Stephen Hawking decided to withdraw from a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres. Picture: AP

Stephen Hawking decided to withdraw from a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres. Picture: AP

COSMOLOGIST Stephen Hawking’s decision last week to withdraw from a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres out of solidarity with Palestinians marks one of the biggest victories yet for the decade old effort to impose a cultural boycott against Israel.

 
 
 

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