This chapter investigates Israel’s concept of maritime security and the institutional arrangements that flow from it. This focuses on an analysis of Israel’s maritime threat perception, its responses, as well as the challenges that it faces in this realm. The chapter reviews the various maritime spaces that Israel operates in. It further examines Israeli priorities regarding maritime security and highlights how traditional security is prioritized arguably at the expense of broader notions of maritime security. The chapter also reviews the institutions and projects that are involved in responding to the security questions in Israel’s maritime domain. As expected, these mostly revolve around the navy. The chapter concludes with some reflections on the challenges and opportunities in a maritime security sector which is so heavily dominated by the navy.
|Title of host publication||Capacity Building for Maritime Security|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Western Indian Ocean Experience|
|Editors||Christian Bueger, Timothy Edmunds, Robert McCabe|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Number of pages||24|
|State||Published - 2021|