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British scientist Stephen Hawking gives a lecture at KU Leuven university, on Oct. 25, 2011 in Leuven. (credit: BRUNO FAHY/AFP/Getty Images)

Hawking Boycotts Israeli Conference To Show Support For Palestinians

British physicist Stephen Hawking will not attend an upcoming international conference in Israel to show solidarity with Palestinians calling for a boycott of the event with Israeli academics.