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Stephen Hawking Was a Fierce Champion of the Palestinian Cause

The acclaimed physicist lent his support to students and academics alike.

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Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned scientist who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76, was known not only for his groundbreaking work, but for his support for Palestine. Hawking, who had motor neurone disease, made headlines in May 2013 when he decided to boycott a high-profile conference in Israel where he was scheduled to speak.…

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