Israeli Arab perspectives on security

Authored by: Amal Jamal

Routledge Handbook on Israeli Security

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138217300
eBook ISBN: 9781315165196
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The main argument of this chapter is simple and straightforward. The Israeli state has securitized its relationship with its Palestinian citizens, a process that has both physical and ontological dimensions. Viewing these citizens as outsiders who constitute a threat to national security justifies continuous discrimination against them until this very day. These arguments are theoretically based on the common differentiation between physical and ontological security and the possible mismatch between them; on the debate over the morality of securitization and the necessary moral conditions that it needs to meet in order to be justified; and on the relevance of desecuritization, in order to promote the politics of civility that promote, in turn, reconciliatory state–minority relations. 1

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