JSS News reports that the French Institute of Jerusalem will be hosting this evening a conference on Einstein, science and the myth by astrophysicist Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond (blurb in Hebrew). The Institute is part of the French consulate.
Suffice it to say that the French are inviting Mr. Lévy-Leblond who, according to JSS, in spite of his Jewish sounding name, is not Jewish, is well known for his Israel-bashing activities. Obviously, there is no mention of this on the Institute's website.
On 27 January 2016, he signed a petition calling for the boycott of Israel launched by an NGO which incites hatred against Israel and campaigns for its end, the Association France Palestine Solidarité.
Mr. Lévy-Leblond signed several other boycott/"pressure" appeals:
Lévy-Leblon also protested at the cancellation of a conference entitled Israel apartheid state scheduled to take place in Paris 8.
JSS News wonders why Mr Adrien Berthier-Villetneuve, the Director of the French Institute, has invited such a determined proponent of the boycott of Israel. Indeed what is a scientist who wants to boycott scientists doing in Israel?