The paper examines the surveillance apparatuses in Israel/Palestine as mechanisms aiming to secure support for the Israeli regime, and to preserve its domination over the entire territory in dispute. We analyze three layers of surveillance: “exclusionary surveillance” towards Palestinians; “normalizing surveillance” towards Jewish-Israeli citizens; and finally, “globalizing surveillance” using Zionist constituencies as agents for building a “domain of defense” for Israel in their own countries. Taking into consideration these power and surveillance dispositives, we draw insights on the global authoritarian turn and suggest a post- Foucauldian transnational approach to the study of the relations between surveillance, socialization, and subjectification processes.
Ariel Handel Hilla Dayan
Minerva Humanities Center Amsterdam University College
Tel Aviv University, Israel The Nederlands