The Tel Aviv University faculty members who oppose the appointment
of Col. Pnina Sharvit-Baruch, head of the international law division
(ILD) in the Military Advocate General’s office, to a post at the university’s
law faculty, are right.

One of the important reasons not to appoint Sharvit-Baruch to the law
faculty is her sanctioning, as head of the division, of the killing
of hundreds of Palestinian civilians, many of them children, women and
elderly people, during the three weeks of the war.

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Ha’aretz editorial

news report

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday responded to opposition to the
appointment by saying Israel would no longer support institutions that
discriminate against IDF officers because of their military service.
“In my opinion, any university that takes part in the disqualification
of lecturers on such grounds before an examination [of their service]
has finished, will be an institution not suitable for funding from the
Israeli government.”

IDF colonel
to teach TAU law course, despite critics’ bid to stop her