Israel: Traditional approaches to securitizing the maritime domain

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCapacity Building for Maritime Security
Subtitle of host publicationThe Western Indian Ocean Experience
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783030500641
ISBN (Print)9783030500634
StatePublished - 2021

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  • General Social Sciences


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