Law-making and the Securitization of the Jewish Identity in Israel

  title={Law-making and the Securitization of the Jewish Identity in Israel},
  author={Ronnie Olesker},
  pages={105 - 121}
  • Ronnie Olesker
  • Published 24 January 2014
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Ethnopolitics
Abstract This article explores the role of law-making in the securitization of ethnic identities in Israel. The article examines the laws passed and bills proposed between 2000 and 2011 by the Israeli Knesset. The evidence suggests that despite consistent attempts to securitize the ethnic identity of the state, they have, for the most part, failed. A brief comparison between Israel and other liberal democracies also reveals that the banality of securitization, i.e. the use of ordinary rather… 
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