Arafat recognized Israel, but some, like the person who wrote this answer, does not appear to have heard of it. Those of us who boycotted South Africa for its racist views see no difference with Israel. No nation should subject the other to occupation. Enough already! I salute Hawkins for his courage. He is intelligent enough to know what he is doing, but apparently, you are not.
Israel comes to a halt for two minutes to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day (Haaretz)
from the article: The prophetic lesson of Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott
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