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October 05, 2006

Nobel Laureate: Academic Boycotts of Israel "Atrocious"


Roger Kornberg, a scientist as Stanford University, was awarded the Nobel prize for chemistry yesterday. The Jerusalem Post relayed some interesting background information about Kornberg overlooked in other news reports:

Kornberg has been a visiting professor at Hebrew University four months a year every summer since 1986. His Israeli-born wife, Yahli, is the daughter of the late historian and Knesset clerk, Netanel Lorch, and their three children are fluent Hebrew speakers. ...

He said some of the Israeli scientists he has met are the "finest scientists" he knows, adding that the level of academic and scientific research in Israel is "world class." ...

Asked whether he deems the boycotting of Israeli academics and academic institutions justified, the laureate told The Post: "It is awful. It's atrocious. It angers me beyond description."

Read the whole article here.

Posted by GI at October 5, 2006 11:34 AM


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