To Be Served and Protected: Israeli Arab Citizens and the Police

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Ben-Porat highlights the demand for more policing by Arab citizens of Israel, a national minority alienated from and discriminated against by the state, and a history of violent clashes with police. He also discusses the connections between citizenship and policing, as well as their implications for minorities. Furthermore, he demonstrates the shift from the concern with over-policing (with an emphasis on the events of 2000, when the Israeli police shot and killed 13 Arab citizens) to under-policing and the associated contemporary dilemmas among Arab citizens. Over-policing and under-policing both demonstrate Arab citizens' marginality and discrimination in Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalBrown Journal of World Affairs
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2021


  • COVID-19 vaccines
  • ECONOMIC development
  • ISRAEL -- Politics & government
  • NETANYAHU, Binyamin, 1949-
  • POLICE stations
  • POLITICAL change


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