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
Date Written: April 1, 2015
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
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