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The Code of Security Chapter 7 By, Jordan Greenberg Emily Sasser Ariel Rapaport
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Introduction 2ivilian Militarism - Jewish Israelis share the same cultural code and collective identity of civilian militarism after many years of persecution, both in the diaspora and in today's current Arab-Israeli conflict - Israelis must also learn how to accept or absorb the conflict into their everyday lives Military ± 2ultural 2omplex - Mixture of institutional arrangements -- both militaristic and economic -- and cultural traits - Ideology of Military - Cultural Complex adopted by Zionists before 1948 in the Yishuv
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Introduction, continued Mobilization of 2ivilians -Combat experience within Israeli society is overwhelming, making the possibility of mobilizing civilians quickly possible Mobilization of reserves (all men until the age of 45) Homefront - when an individual is recruited for security the entire family plays a role in maintaining the domestic social economy Non±militaristic institutions mobilize for war School system to create the “New Jew” to conquer labor, settle the land, and guard the community Judicial system also operates under the demands of security forces
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The Civil Religion of Security National Security) Just as a child is born into a religion that they automatically perceive as a positive orientation, an Israeli child believes the same about national security Willingness to Serve Since the 1990s, there has been “declining motivation” to volunteer for service in the forces if given the choice, but the readiness and willingness of Israelis to serve is still the highest out of any other population in the world. Militarism is a latent cognitive expression within Israeli society that the core matters are rarely up for debate, which creates the “third dimension of power” for which there is a cohesive collective identity Israel’s “total militarism” (including both civilian and professional) can sometimes be in conflict with itself and bring to government politicians that come from both professional and civilian military backgrounds
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Three Orientations 1) Securitist Orientation 2) Conflict Orientation 3) Compromise Orientation Orientations represent three main value systems within Israeli society with regards to the Military-Cultural Complex Orientations developed because of periodic violence since the State’s inception Takes away from centrality of conflict management
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Securitist Orientation Most mainstream of three social groups Politics -Support expressed through votes cast for major Likud and Labor parties Major 2haracteristics -Premise that Israeli defeat in one war would be its total annihilation so Israel is always in conflict with its neighbors
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