The Anti-War Committee protested at the University of Minnesota Law School, Tuesday, November 3rd. The Law School hosted Hebrew University professor Moshe Halbertal and paid a $5,000 fee, for a lecture titled “Protecting Civilians: Moral Challenges of Asymmetric Warfare.”
Halbertal co-authored the Israeli military code of ethics, which guides the conduct of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The code of ethics is an operational document used to train IDF soldiers and commanders.
Cameras were not allowed in the lecture hall. The protesters, through a series of interruptions succeeded in disrupting the entire presentation. Three were arrested, including National Lawyers Guild attorney Jordan Kushner who was arrested for recording what was happening on his cell phone.
The group objected to Halbettal’s defense of the recent military action against civilians in Gaza, and the use of University funds to present his case.