The Human Security Discourse in Israel

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace book series (BRIEFSSECUR, volume 3)


Various international observers perceive the Israeli state as a danger to Palestinians and Israeli Arabs, and criticize this situation (Yakobson and Rubinstein 2008, p. 105). Within Israel are seen violent protests that are effectively criticizing a failure to provide freedom from fear. When an Israeli security guard shot and killed a Palestinian in the East Jerusalem district of Silwan, violent clashes took place between residents and the police. The riots may also have been motivated by Jewish settlers who had set up a private armed militia suspected of maltreating the local population (Kyzer and Hasson 2010). Here a motivation to act on a failure to provide human security as freedom from fear can be traced. Once the threshold had been crossed of fighting over a failure to provide human security, the question is raised of the responsiveness of the security discourse of Israeli state officials.


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