What Makes You Open to Conversations With the Opposition?
There is a lot of conflict in the world these days, and it seems like it is getting harder than ever to find compromises. In the United States, Democrats stake out a position, and Republicans immediately claim the opposite. Similarly, the middle east is a constant source of tension. read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - June 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Art Markman, Ph.D. Tags: Relationships common ground compromise conflict conflict resolution dialogue hope Israel openness Palestinian signals Source Type: news

Syria: UN agency denounces killing of Palestinian refugee children
The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East today strongly condemned the recent killing of three Palestinian refugee children in different parts of Syria, and reiterated the UN's calls on all fighters to comply with international law and protect civilians (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - April 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

'Priceless' bronze statue of Greek god Apollo found in Gaza Strip
• Hamas officials seize statue after it appears on eBay• Doubt cast on fisherman's claim to have found item in seaLost for centuries, a rare bronze statue of the Greek god Apollo has mysteriously resurfaced in the Gaza Strip, only to be seized by police and vanish almost immediately from view.Word of the remarkable find has caught the imagination of the world of archaeology, but the police cannot say when the life-sized bronze might re-emerge or where it might be put on display.A local fisherman says he scooped the 500kg (1,100lb) god from the seabed last August, and carried it home on a donkey cart, unaware of t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2014 Category: Science Tags: theguardian.com Middle East and North Africa Gaza Art World news Archaeology Sculpture Art and design Palestinian territories Hamas Science Source Type: news

Starving for Access in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp
In this report, which OHCHR reaffirmed to IPS as still applicable on Jan. 28, Pillay described the situation as “desperate” and indicated that government forces and affiliated militias appear to be imposing “collective punishment on the civilians in Yarmouk”, adding that such actions which impede “humanitarian assistance to civilians in desperate need may amount to a war crime”, and is certainly against international law. “Aid access is a priority, but what is needed at this stage is not simply negotiating for weeks to get a few parcels in, what is needed is a paradigm shift &helli...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jonathan Rozen Tags: Arabs Rise for Rights Armed Conflicts Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Palestinian Starvation Syria UNRWA Yarmouk Source Type: news

Stuck in amid hell with you | Mind your language
This article was amended on 10 January 2014. It mistakenly referred to the author of Romps, Tots and Boffins as Don Hutton. His name is Robert Hutton. This has been corrected.Andy Bodle is a subeditor and scriptwriter who blogs at www.womanology.co.uk.Twitter: @_Womanology_LanguageAndy Bodletheguardian.com © 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 10, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Andy Bodle Tags: Comment theguardian.com Blogposts Media Language Source Type: news

Israel, Palestine, Home, Me Part I
I started crying at the closing circle when the person who created the spontaneous prayer said, while motioning to the Separation Wall visible from the window of the room we were sitting in, that it feels to him like the wall had disappeared while we were there together. I knew without any doubt that what we were doing was eminently possible on a much much larger scale.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - January 2, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Miki Kashtan, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Creativity Politics Relationships Source Type: news

Organizational adaptation and survival in a hostile and unfavorable environment: Peacebuilding organizations in Israel and Palestine - Gawerc MI.
This article presents the results of a 15-year longitudinal study of the major educational peacebuilding initiatives in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, during times of relative peace and of acute violence (1993-2008). Using longitudinal fi... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 19, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Eyad El-Sarraj, Psychiatrist Who Fought for Rights of Palestinians, Is Dead at 70
Dr. Sarraj pioneered mental health care in Gaza and became an internationally recognized human rights advocate, criticizing both the Israeli and Palestinian authorities.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By FARES AKRAM and ISABEL KERSHNER Tags: Middle East Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Israel Eyad El-Sarraj Deaths (Obituaries) Palestinians Gaza Strip Source Type: news

Eyad El-Sarraj, Psychiatrist Who Fought for Palestinians’ Rights, Dies at 70
Dr. Sarraj pioneered mental health care in Gaza and became an internationally recognized human rights advocate, criticizing both the Israeli and Palestinian authorities.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By FARES AKRAM and ISABEL KERSHNER Tags: Middle East Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Israel Eyad El-Sarraj Deaths (Obituaries) Palestinians Gaza Strip Source Type: news

Israel, Jordan, Palestinians Strike Water-Sharing Deal
Under the agreement, Jordan would build a desalination plant and a pipeline would be built from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Dead Sea.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tox on the web: a new sleeping pill
A new kind of sleeping pill: The most interesting read of the week is Ian Parker’s New Yorker article “The Big Sleep” that goes into detail about the history of sedative/hypnotics, and describes attempts to develop a sleeping pill based on a unique mechanism. Suvorexant, a Merck product that seems poised to hit the market shortly, blocks receptors for orexin, a recently discovered neurotransmitter that promotes wakefulness. Notably, orexin does not work — as do barbiturates and benzodiazepines — by enhancing the effect of the neuro-inhibitor γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA). It is fa...
Source: The Poison Review - December 9, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical cobalt-60 New Yorker orexin polonium-210 sleeping pill suvorexant yasser arafat Source Type: news

Mental health services for children exposed to armed conflict: Médecins Sans Frontières' experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq and the occupied Palestinian territory - Lokuge K, Shah T, Pintaldi G, Thurber K, Martínez-Viciana C, Cristobal M, Palacios L, Dear K, Banks E.
BACKGROUND: Armed conflict has broad-ranging impacts on the mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents. Mental health needs greatly exceed service provision in conflict settings, particularly for these age groups. The provision and targeting o... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 15, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Political violence, health, and coping among Palestinian women in the West Bank - Sousa CA.
This study examined the influence of lifetime and past 30-day experiences of po... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 15, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Was Arafat poisoned by radioactive polonium?
Yasser Arafat The Maybe-Murder of Yasser Arafat: In a must-read post on Wired Science Blogs, Deborah Blum points out that despite the recent confirmation of traces of radioactive polonium-210 in the exhumed remains of Palestinian Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat, it is far from certain that he died of radiation poisoning. In October 2004, a month before he died, Arafat developed vomiting and abdominal pain. The symptoms were so severe that he was transferred from his home on the West Bank to a hospital in France. The direct cause of Arafat’s death — which occurred on November 1...
Source: The Poison Review - November 12, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical acute radiation syndrome arafat cesium himalayan mountain salt hypokalemia pablo neruda poisoning polonium-210 radioactivity smacc 2013 weekly web review in toxicology Source Type: news

Lighting Up The Investigative Path With Polonium-210
Conspiracy theories continue over the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, and polonium is suspected as the weapon of the alleged assassin. Whatever happened to Arafat, there is a case from 2006 that shows just how destructive the radioactive element can be. It all started with a sip of green tea.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neopharm to market Prima BioMed's ovarian cancer drug in Israel
Australia-based Prima BioMed (Prima) has granted an exclusive license to Neopharm Group (Neopharm) to market and sell CVac, its personalised immunocellular therapeutic product, in Israel and Palestine. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - November 8, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Polonium: What is element linked to Arafat's alleged poisoning?
A look at the deadly radioactive element that Swiss scientists say was used to poison Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polonium-210: the hard-to-detect poison that killed Alexander Litvinenko
Just a few milligrams of the highly radioactive isotope found in Yasser Arafat's body is a lethal doseSeven years ago the Kremlin critic and ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko met two Russians in a London hotel. What happened next was one of the most brazen assassinations of modern times. According to British prosecutors, Litvinenko's companions, Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun, slipped a colourless, odourless substance into his tea. Litvinenko drank. Not much, but enough for him to die in agony three weeks later in University College hospital.The substance was polonium-210, a rare and highly radioactive isotope that a Swiss tea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 6, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample, Luke Harding Tags: The Guardian Middle East and North Africa Yasser Arafat Russia Alexander Litvinenko Analysis World news Palestinian territories Europe UK news Science Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence in the occupied Palestinian territory: Prevalence and risk factors - Haj-Yahia MM, Clark CJ.
This paper presents results from a nationally representative cross-sectional survey of married women (N = 3,500) in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Interviews assessed the 12-month prevalence of participants' exposure to psychological, physical, and sexual i... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Grief Veils Eid for Syrian Refugees
Palestinian camps in Lebanon are just some of the places Syrian refugees find shelter in. Credit: Rebecca Murray/IPS.By Rebecca MurraySIDON, Lebanon , Oct 16 2013 (IPS) This week the Islamic world marks one of its holiest holidays, Eid al-Adha – honouring Ibrahim’s commitment to sacrifice his first-born son to Allah. The festival involves large family gatherings, bountiful lunches and generous gift giving. While most are celebrating, despair is palpable among the poverty-stricken female Syrian refugees receiving psychological counseling at a community centre run by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in the coasta...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 16, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rebecca Murray Tags: Active Citizens Aid Arabs Rise for Rights Armed Conflicts Civil Society Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Gender Gender Identity Gender Violence Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Human Rights Humanitaria Source Type: news

Grief Veils Eid for Syrian Refugees
Palestinian camps in Lebanon are just some of the places Syrian refugees find shelter in. Credit: Rebecca Murray/IPS.By Rebecca MurraySIDON, Lebanon , Oct 16 2013 (IPS) This week the Islamic world marks one of its holiest holidays, Eid al-Adha – honouring Ibrahim’s commitment to sacrifice his first-born son to Allah. The festival involves large family gatherings, bountiful lunches and generous gift giving. While most are celebrating, despair is palpable among the poverty-stricken female Syrian refugees receiving psychological counseling at a community centre run by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in the coasta...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 16, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rebecca Murray Tags: Active Citizens Aid Arabs Rise for Rights Armed Conflicts Civil Society Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Gender Gender Identity Gender Violence Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Human Rights Humanitaria Source Type: news

Occupied Palestinian territories: MSF now operating in second Gaza hospital
MSF has extended its reconstructed plastic surgery programme in the occupied Palestinian territories in order to help more victims of trauma, domestic accidents and burns. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 10, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

MSF opens second hospital program in Gaza
On October 1, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched a new surgical program at Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza. “The aim is to share knowledge and skills, both in reconstructive surgery and post-operative care,” explained MSF surgeon Dr. Mahesh Prabhu. The new program extends services that MSF began offering in 2010, when the organization opened a reconstructive plastic surgery and post-operative care program at Nasser hospital, in collaboration with local health authorities. The program treats victims of trauma, domestic accidents, burns and other injuries and aims to help patients regain optimum use...
Source: MSF News - October 8, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Palestinian Territories NEWS Frontpage Source Type: news

Developing Family Medicine in Palestine (samar musmar dr)
This is a presentation about health system development , family medicine needs in Palestine and development of family medicine residency program in Palestine (Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded)
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - October 8, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dr Joanne Liu new international president of MSF
Today, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes Dr Joanne Liu as the new International President of the medical humanitarian organisation. Dr Liu was elected President during MSF’s International General Assembly in June 2013. "Today’s challenges in MSF are many,” says Dr Liu. “With contexts continually evolving, how do we deliver lifesaving medical care to people suffering in conflict situations such as Afghanistan, Somalia or Syria? How can we keep patients and aid workers as safe as possible? We need to keep our patients’ needs at the core as we face these challenges.&rdqu...
Source: MSF News - October 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: NEWS Press Release Frontpage Source Type: news

Poliovirus detected from environmental samples in Israel and West Bank and Gaza Strip
WHO considers the risk of further international spread of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) from Israel to be high. The risk assessment reflects evidence of increasing geographic extent of WPV1 circulation in Israel over a prolonged period of time. Recently, WPV1 has also been isolated from sewage samples collected by the Palestinian Authority , both in West Bank and the Gaza Strip. No cases of paralytic polio have been reported by Israel or the Palestinian Authority. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 20, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Books Party: books received this week | @GrrlScientist
This week, three books arrived, all of which explore interesting topics and are likely to trigger a lot of debate and discussion.Below the jump, I mention the books that I received recently in the mail as gifts or as review copies, or that I purchased somewhere. These are the books that I may review in more depth later, either here or in print somewhere in the world. When I get new books, I like to share them with people. Unfortunately, you are all so far away, so I cannot host a book party in my crib where you can look then over, so I'll do the next best thing. I'll host a book party on my blog each Friday of the week whe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2013 Category: Science Authors: GrrlScientist Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Books Science Source Type: news

Fear of difference: 'Space of risk' and anxiety in violent settings - Abu-Orf H.
Yosef Jabareen ties fear to planning in his empirical research conducted in Israel/Palestine, offering scholarly research in planning an important concept that is termed a 'space of risk'. Yet, Jabareen's research fails to outline the key theoretical aspec... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 20, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Perception and Communication, Warnings, Operating Instructions Source Type: news

Monitoring, reporting and addressing child rights and protection violations in 'non-listed' countries - Mc Cormick C.
Children have been affected by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for several generations. Recent reports(1) state that they are subject to a number of grave violations, ranging from killing and maiming to detention and ill-treatment. The monitoring and repo... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exposure to political violence, psychological distress, resource loss, and benefit finding as predictors of domestic violence among Palestinians - Heath NM, Hall BJ, Canetti D, Hobfoll SE.
Intrafamilial violence is starkly understudied in the context of mass casualty and political violence. We conducted a three-wave prospective study of 383 female and 363 male Palestinian adults living in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem, interv... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Video: Solar-powered mobile health clinic reaches patients in West Bank
A mobile medical clinic powered by solar energy is delivering health care to Palestinian residents living in area C of the West Bank, where Israeli regulation does not allow construction. CBSNews.com's Felipe Maya reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intergenerational effects of war trauma among Palestinian families mediated via psychological maltreatment - Palosaari E, Punamäki RL, Qouta S, Diab M.
We tested the hypothesis that intergenerational effects of parents' war trauma on offspring's attachment and mental health are mediated by psychological maltreatment. Two hundred and forty children and their parents were sampled from a war-prone area, Gaza... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UN relief officials sound alarm over deepening food insecurity in Palestine
The heads of two United Nations aid agencies today raised the alarm over the worsening food insecurity in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, where one in three Palestinian households now struggle to feed their families. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 21, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mobile phone usage as an indicator of solidarity: Israelis at war in 2006 and 2009 - Schejter AM, Cohen AA.
This study presents a secondary analysis of real-time data of mobile phone usage in Israel during two recent wars - with the Lebanese Hezbollah in 2006 and with the Palestinian Hamas in Gaza in 2008/9. The data, provided by Cellcom Israel, the country's la... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 8, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Teargas: a booming market in repressing dissent | Anna Feigenbaum
To weapons companies, Turkish protests sit alongside terrorism as another sales opportunity. It's time to stop the mass poisoningIn the wake of the protests in Turkey, much has been written and said about the iconic "woman in the red dress" pictured in Istanbul's Gezi Park. But there's another story in the photograph that has been circulating around the globe. What do we know about the spray can in the policeman's hand?First developed for domestic markets in the 1920s, teargas dispensers expanded from first world war grenades to a series of other hand-held contraptions. Everything from fountain pens to police bat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Anna Feigenbaum Tags: Comment World news guardian.co.uk Protest Technology UK news Weapons technology UK security and counter-terrorism Turkey Science Comment is free Source Type: news

Greater efforts, resources needed to improve health of Palestinian refugees - UN report
Health programmes carried out by the United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees has helped to improve their lives, but greater efforts and more resources are needed to effectively tackle health challenges, particularly during times of conflict, says a new report. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 21, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Femicide and colonization: between the politics of exclusion and the culture of control - Shalhoub-Kervorkian N, Daher-Nashif S.
This article explores the murder of women and girls, which we name Femicide, among the Palestinian community living in Israel. Specifically, it analyzes how the dialectic interrelationship between informal and formal legal-social systems constructs the mur... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 21, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Attitudes of Palestinian physicians toward wife abuse: their definitions, perceptions of causes, and perceptions of appropriate interventions - Haj-Yahia MM.
The article presents results from a larger survey, which examined the attitudes and perceptions of Palestinian physicians (N = 396) toward wife abuse. The instrument was a self-administered questionnaire, with open-ended questions in which participants exp... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 21, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Violence against women in the context of war: experiences of Shi'i women and Palestinian refugee women in Lebanon - Holt M.
In times of war, women are likely to experience, in addition to the "normal" violence of peacetime, random cruelties perpetrated by the enemy against all members of the community. During research conducted with Palestinian refugees and Shi'i Muslims in Leb... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 21, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Stephen Hawking's boycott hits Israel where it hurts: science
What really winds up Israel is that this rejection comes from a famous scientist, and it is science that drives its economy, prestige and military strength Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Hilary Rose and Steven Rose Tags: Stephen Hawking Science policy Israel Palestinian territories Source Type: news

Stephen Hawking's boycott hits Israel where it hurts: science | Hilary Rose and Steven Rose
What really winds up Israel is that this rejection comes from a famous scientist, and it is science that drives its economy, prestige and military strengthStephen Hawking's decision to boycott the Israeli president's conference has gone viral. Over 100,000 Facebook shares of the Guardian report at last count. Whatever the subsequent fuss, Hawking's letter is unequivocal. His refusal was made because of requests from Palestinian academics. Witness the speed with which the pro-Israel lobby seized on Cambridge University's initial false claim that he had withdrawn on health grounds to denounce the boycott movement, and their ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Hilary Rose and Steven Rose Tags: Stephen Hawking Science policy Israel Palestinian territories Source Type: news

Stephen Hawking's boycott hits Israel where it hurts: science | Hilary Rose and Steven Rose
What really winds up Israel is that this rejection comes from a famous scientist, and it is science that drives its economy, prestige and military strengthStephen Hawking's decision to boycott the Israeli president's conference has gone viral. Over 100,000 Facebook shares ofthe Guardian report at last count. Whateverthe subsequent fuss, Hawking's letter is unequivocal. His refusal was made because of requests from Palestinian academics.Witness the speed with which the pro-Israel lobby seized on Cambridge University's initial false claim that he had withdrawn on health grounds to denounce the boycott movement, and their emb...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Hilary Rose and Steven Rose Tags: Stephen Hawking Science policy Israel Palestinian territories Source Type: news

Even Stephen Hawking makes mistakes  he's wrong about the Israel boycott
I respect Hawking for his brilliance and personal courage in overcoming tremendous obstacles, but his decision to support the boycott of Israel is contrary to the nature of academia Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Steve Caplan Tags: Stephen Hawking Science Israel Higher education Palestinian territories Source Type: news

Even Stephen Hawking makes mistakes – he's wrong about the Israel boycott
I respect Hawking for his brilliance and personal courage in overcoming tremendous obstacles, but his decision to support the boycott of Israel is contrary to the nature of academia Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Steve Caplan Tags: Stephen Hawking Science Israel Higher education Palestinian territories Source Type: news

Even Stephen Hawking makes mistakes – he's wrong about the Israel boycott | Steve Caplan
I respect Hawking for his brilliance and personal courage in overcoming tremendous obstacles, but his decision to support the boycott of Israel is contrary to the nature of academiaI followed the news of Professor Stephen Hawking's decision to decline an invitation as an honored speaker at the conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres with great disappointment. Let me first note that Prof Hawking is a personal hero of mine, someone who has overcome unbelievable obstacles. His perseverance and courage in rising to scientific feats is awe-inspiring. Indeed, my 11-year-old son recently chose Prof Hawking as a topic ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Steve Caplan Tags: Stephen Hawking Science Israel Higher education Palestinian territories Source Type: news

Stephen Hawking, free speech and Israeli democracy
Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 10, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Stephen Hawking Science Israel Middle East and North Africa Palestinian territories Source Type: news

Stephen Hawking: Furore deepens over Israel boycott
Political motive revealed after Cambridge University first claimed scientist's non-attendance was on medical grounds Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 9, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Harriet Sherwood and Matthew Kalman in Israel, and Sam Jones Tags: Stephen Hawking Israel Palestinian territories Middle East and North Africa Science World news Source Type: news

Stephen Hawking: Furore deepens over Israel boycott
Political motive revealed after Cambridge University first claimed scientist's non-attendance was on medical groundsThe celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking became embroiled in a deepening furore today over his decision to boycott a prestigious conference in Israel in protest over the state's occupation of Palestine.Hawking, a world-renowned scientist and bestselling author who has had motor neurone disease for 50 years, cancelled his appearance at the high-profile Presidential Conference, which is personally sponsored by Israel's president, Shimon Peres, after a barrage of appeals from Palestinian academics.Continue readi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 9, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Harriet Sherwood and Matthew Kalman in Israel, and Sam Jones Tags: Stephen Hawking Israel Palestinian territories Middle East and North Africa Science World news Source Type: news

Stephen Hawking accused of hypocrisy over Israel conference boycott
Scientist's critics say he should stop using Israeli technology in computer equipment that allows him to communicate Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 8, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Harriet Sherwood in Jerusalem Tags: Stephen Hawking Science Israel Middle East and North Africa World news Intel Technology Palestinian territories Source Type: news