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  • After erroneous denials, Stephen Hawking affirms academic boycott of Israel

    JERUSALEM (JTA) – British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking clarified that he decided to cancel a planned visit to Israel to adhere to an academic boycott of the Jewish state. On Wednesday, University of Cambridge spokesman Tim Holt said Hawking’s cancellation of the trip planned for June, to attend the Israeli Presidential Conference: Facing Tomorrow 2013, was… More ▸

  • Galliano won’t teach at N.Y. fashion school following student outcry

    (JTA) — Fashion designer John Galliano will not teach at a New York fashion school following a student protest. The Parsons The New School For Design reversed its decision to bring in Galliano to teach a class after being presented a petition against his hiring with 2,000 signatures, the Forward reported, noting that the protest… More ▸