Israel since 2000: The Anatomy of a Securitised State

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For the greater part of its existence, conventional threats and challenges long dominated our understanding of Israeli security concerns. Today however, the challenges facing Israel are largely non-state based and, in the case of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement they are also non-military. Yet, they present Israel with challenges that are no less profound or enduring. Equally, Israel's own internal cleavages, not least the balance to be struck between Israel as both a Jewish and Democratic state and the growing power of the religious-right in a polity yet to define its physical borders provides its own unique set of challenges.

Divided into four sessions, this workshop offers participants the opportunity to engage with four noted experts with exceptional experience of the political, legal and security landscape of Israel. Each expert will briefly introduce their own session leading into a chaired, open discussion.


  • Ami Ayalon, Israeli politician and a former member of the Knesset for the Labour Party
  • Ruth Gavison, Professor of Human Rights Law at Hebrew University Law Faculty
  • Efraim Halevy, former career intelligence officer and diplomat.
  • Ami Pedahzur, Professor of Government and the Arnold S. Chaplik Professor in Israel and Diaspora Studies, University of Texas 

To register for this free, invitation-only event please contact Victoria Walker,

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