The Effectiveness of Israel’s Securitization Narrative on its Impunity in the Context of UN Resolutions Violations
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The influence of the Israeli securitization narrative on its impunity for violating UN resolutions is the fundamental idea of the paper. It is argued that the internal case of securitization in Israel, manifested through the permanent state of emergency and the omnipresence of existential threats influences the self-proclaimed endangered position of Israel. This case is examined on the matter of violated UN resolutions regarding the Israeli infringement of law, their binding strength and the lack of sanctions for their violations. The analysis focuses on Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel’s international discourse, which, in combination with the securitization theory, helps understand this aspect of the conflict. This paper suggests that securitization in Israel is manifested as a state, rather than a process, which differs from the postulates established by the securitization theory, and therefore enables unsanctioned abuses of human rights and UN resolutions. Securitization theory helps explain the nature of Israeli politics aimed at Palestinians and consequently at the international community, which, combined with the discourse analysis, shows that it is likely that Israel is successful at influencing its impunity for serious breaches of human rights and the international humanitarian law.