The Union of Securitisation and Demography: Immigration Detention in Israel

in Amy Nethery and Stephanie J. Silverman (eds), Immigration Detention: The Migration of a Policy and its Human Impact (Routledge, 2015) 154-162

9 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2015 Last revised: 2 Oct 2015

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Yonatan Berman

Independent

Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler

University of Reading School of Law; Refugee Studies Centre; Refugee Law Initiative; University of Johannesburg Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 1, 2015

Abstract

This chapter sets its analysis of the historical and contemporary detention of asylum seekers in Israel against a wider context of that country's national immigration policy. The chapter demonstrates that Israel perceives asylum seekers as a threat to its self-defined Jewish character. Its twofold conclusion argues that the government therefore subjects asylum seekers to harsh detention practices that afford detainees limited procedural guarantees, and that these procedures cut against the justification for detention as a measure to facilitate deportation.

Keywords: Immigration detention, Israel, Asylum-Seekers, Infiltrators, 1951 Convention

Suggested Citation

Berman, Yonatan and Ziegler, Reuven, The Union of Securitisation and Demography: Immigration Detention in Israel (April 1, 2015). in Amy Nethery and Stephanie J. Silverman (eds), Immigration Detention: The Migration of a Policy and its Human Impact (Routledge, 2015) 154-162 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2632593

Yonatan Berman

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