Securitization of Public Health Preparedness in Israel and Palestine: A Challenge for Public Health Ethics Academic Article uri icon


  • In the spring of 2006, when the global outbreak of avian influenza (H5N1) reached first Israel, then the Gaza Strip, and finally Jordan, already in place and ready for response were institutional connections on global, regional, and national scales. At a global scale, Israel, the Palestinian Authority (PA), and Jordan used the World Health Organization's (WHO) 2005 International Health Regulations, even though these regulations were not mandatory for signatory countries until 2007. At the regional scale, the outbreak was controlled by a …

publication date

  • October 31, 2017