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Strong words about the ME conflict

Posted by Fredsvenn on March 24, 2015

Richard Gere:  Arabs are a burden on the world and should be annihilated.

Tom Cruise:  The Arabs are the source of terrorism, they don’t spare anyone without attacking them.  I hope that Israel destroys all of them.

Ralph Fiennes:  We are now living in a jungle where the strong eats the weak.  We are not better than the Arabs to despise them.

Sean Connery:  We are talking from the point of strength, what if we were the weak ones?

Wil Smith:  Both sides are wrong and the killing must be stopped.

Angelina Jolie:  Arabs and Muslims are not terrorits. The world should unite against Israel.

Mel Gibson:  Zionists are the soruce of destruction, I wish I can fight against them.

Anthony Hopkins:  Israel means war and destruction and we Americans are behind this war and I am ashamed of being American.

Al Pacino:  Take a look at Israel’s history and you would knwo who the terrorist is.

Dustin Hoffman:  Humanity seized to exist when Israel was established.

George Clooney:  Bush, Sharon, Blair and Rice are names that history will damn.

The case of Pr. Hawking

Professor Steven Plaut teaches business finance and economics at the University of Haifa. He also writes articles, pamphlets and blog posts intended to defend Israel.

This is what he offered in defense of Israel this week, in response to physicist Stephen Hawking’s decision to boycott next month’s Presidential Conference in Jerusalem, over Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.

“I have a suggestion,” Plaut wrote on Wednesday, in a reference to the wheelchair-bound noted scientist, and to a 1985 incident in which Palestinian gunmen commandeered an Italian cruise ship, murdering a disabled American Jewish passenger and throwing his body overboard:

“I suggest that the people of Israel send Hawking for a free trip on the Achille Lauro!!”

Plaut’s argument, that the proper punishment for boycotting Israel should be execution, was only slightly more obscene than that of attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner of the Shurat Hadin-Israel Law Center Organization, a right-wing pro-Israel not-for-profit whose stated primary goals include “defending human rights” and conducting a “civil war” in court against global terror.

In a statement, Darshan-Leitner alluded to the fact that Hawking is almost entirely paralyzed and communicates through a speech generating device:

“”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 communication system runs on a chip designed by Israel’s Intel team. I suggest that if he truly wants to pull out of Israel he should also pull out his Intel Core i7 from his tablet.”

Hawking’s letter to the conference organisers has now been published on the Bricup website and confirms what the group was saying all along.

“I accepted the invitation to the Presidential Conference with the intention that this would not only allow me to express my opinion on the prospects for a peace settlement but also because it would allow me to lecture on the West Bank. However, I have received a number of emails from Palestinian academics. They are unanimous that I should respect the boycott. In view of this, I must withdraw from the conference. Had I attended, I would have stated my opinion that the policy of the present Israeli government is likely to lead to disaster.”

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.

Intel could not be reached for comment, but their website quotes Justin Rattner, chief technology officer, as saying earlier this year: “We have a long-standing relationship with Professor Hawking.” He added: “We are very pleased to continue to … work closely with Professor Hawking on improving his personal communication system.”

Cambridge University declined to comment on allegations of hypocrisy regarding Hawking’s communications system.

• This article was amended on 9 May 2013 to remove a reference to Intel being an Israeli firm. It is a US multinational with bases in Israel.

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