Of course, Stephen Hawkings only implies that he is listening to these Palestinian scientists, that he will do as they say, and so will not add his iconic presence and his world-renowned prestige to the side of the great satanic enemies of mankind. No matter, as so many commentators have already pointed out, he, like many other disabled persons, sufferers from horrible illnesses that disfigure the human body, are able to live productive, though hardly normal lives, precisely because of the scientific, technological and humanitarian achievements of the State of Israel. These so-called liberals, human rightniks and compassionate interpreters of history want to divest themselves and the institutions that they serve of all financial interests in the Jewish State, they want to boycott the academics and the scientific knowledge of those persons associated with and serving the "illegitimate" State of Israel, that "grand mistake of history," and they want to censure any and all individuals, groups and organizations that support and associate themselves with the Jewish State.
Therefore, one wants to shout out GOOD: Stop at once from benefiting from and using all the medicines, medical prostheses and other devices, and scientific information developed by the "pigs and apes", that is, Jews, who live and work in Israel. No longer invite Israeli professors and intellectuals and artists from participating in your own cultural activities. Prevent Israeli students, lecturers, and experts from attending your universities and research institutions. Send them all packing, taking with them their know-how and their expertise. Live, then, if you can, on the tiny dribble of useful information produced by the Palestinians in their as yet non-existent state.
Stephen Hawkings probably does not mean any of this. He may not believe that Israel is an oppressive, exclusionary state based on humanitarian principles, or on Jewish moral responsibilities. After all, he is one of the greatest minds in our lifetime but, alas, in his decision, he proves himself a moral idiot. He understands the meaning of time, its origins in the very creation of the universe, and the mathematical principles of all that is current in cosmology: yet he does not understand the meaning of history, the basic facts of politics, and the significance of truth and justice.