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military balance between Israel and the Arab states

Wolf, Gary

military balance between Israel and the Arab states

a reassessment

by Wolf, Gary

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Published by American Jewish Committee in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

  • Israel,
  • Arab countries,
  • Middle East
    • Subjects:
    • Israel -- Defenses.,
    • Arab countries -- Defenses.,
    • Middle East -- Defenses.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementGary Wolf.
      ContributionsAmerican Jewish Committee.
      LC ClassificationsUA853.I8 W65 1988
      The Physical Object
      Pagination26 p. :
      Number of Pages26
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2250916M
      LC Control Number89127522

        As the deadline for the negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran approaches, the issue of Iran’s nuclear program, and the regime's destabilizing role in the Middle East, will continue to be a Author: Natan Sachs. At the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a dispute over land, borders and religion; a part of the Israeli-Arab conflict. The geography of the conflict revolves around the three territorial units of Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, defined by armistice lines drawn after a war in the region in

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The reality of the Arab-Israeli balance now consists of two subordinate balances: Israel versus Syria and Israel versus the Palestinians. The book analyzes these two balances in detail and their impact on defense planning in each country and on the overall strategic risk to the region as a whole.4/5(1).

This book is comprised of seven chapters and opens with an overview of the October War; those Arab states actually involved in the war, especially Egypt and Syria; and those Arab states having geographical access to either the Mediterranean or Indian Oceans, including the oil-producing states.

The wider political and military implications of the war are discussed, with specific reference to super.

Military Capabilities of Israel and the Arab States DIA review(s) completed. Top Serrr7et Approved For Release /02/ CIA-RDP79TA Approved For Release /02/ CIA-RDP79TAO Approved For Release /02/ CIA-RDP79TAO Arab-Israeli Wars, conflicts in –49, –74, and between Israel and the Arab states.

Tensions between Israel and the Arabs have been complicated and heightened by the political, strategic, and economic interests in the area of the great powers. The –49 War. The second contest began with the invasion of Palestine by regular Arab armies onand continued intermittently until the conclusion of separate armistice agreements between Israel and four Arab states during the first half of So the war was not only between the Arab armies and Israel, it was also a war between the pro-Soviet countries such as Egypt and Syria and pro-American countries such as Israel.

Superpowers had a significant role in the conflict between Israel and Palestine and they had an interest in supplying both sides in order to beFile Size: 85KB. This was an excellent read, although sometimes heavier in quantitative military details than I would have personally liked.

This is not a shortcoming of the book, but rather a lack of knowledge and interest on the part of the reader, as I was most interested in the political aspects of the war, as opposed to detailed information about every individual skirmish/5. In recent years, a noticeable shift has taken place between Israel and the Sunni Arab world: the scope of common interests between them has widened, and they have found themselves successfully cooperating on a number of strategically important issues, such as security, energy, and the sharing of natural : Moshe Yaalon.

“Nobody does Israel any service by proclaiming its ‘right to exist.’ Israel’s right to exist, like that of the United States, Saudi Arabia and other states, is axiomatic and unreserved. Israel’s legitimacy is not sus-pended in midair awaiting acknowledgement.

Conflict between the Arab states and lack of coordination between their armies in Palestine gave Israel the freedom to choose the time and place of the second offensive. Egypt appealed to her Arab allies for help but its appeals fell on deaf ears.

Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and the Yemen all promised assistance but failed to honour their promises. Regardless of the outcome of the current crisis, Egypt maintains one of the largest and most modern militaries in the Arab world, and could pose a significant threat to Israel were relations between the two states to worsen.

Israel has a peace treaty with Egypt, and relations between the two nations have been relatively stable in recent years. While a cancellation of the peace treaty with Israel seems unlikely at. Arab-Israeli Military/Political Relations: Arab Perceptions and the Politics of Escalation examines the escalatory patterns of Israel's relations with Arab countries, paying particular attention to the preconditions, conditions, and ultimate precipitants of wars that have broken out with some repetitiveness in the Middle Edition: 1.

THE EGYPTIAN MILITARY AND the arab Israeli Military balance CSIS report 1. THE EGYPTIAN MILITARY AND THE ARAB-ISRAELI MILITARY BALANCE Conventional Realities and Asymmetric Challenges Anthony H. Cordesman Arleigh A.

Burke Chair in Strategy And Aram Nerguizian [email protected] Revised Febru Please note that this document is a working draft.

The Arab-Israeli War was a watershed for U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East. It forced the Nixon administration to realize that Arab frustration over Israel’s unwillingness to withdraw from the territories it had occupied in could have major strategic consequences for the United States.

Eastern states: Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Iraq, Turkey, and Qatar. These states, some of the region’s largest arms purchasers, have taken a range of approaches as they assess various means of pursuing influence and security in an unstable Size: 1MB.

The conflict between Israel and Hamas -ruled Gaza, is also attributed to the Iran–Israel proxy conflict in the region. ByIsrael and several Arab Sunni states led by Saudi Arabia, formed a semi-official coalition to confront Iran - a move which some marked as the fading of the Arab-Israeli on: Middle East.

Above — Arab forces surrender to the victorious Israelis in Ramla. All photos via Wikipedia The balance of power. Inthe Middle East comprised a range of young states with relatively weak economies and small population sizes. The military forces of these states were still in a build-up phase and far from ready for major offensive.

Participation of Soviet pilots and missile crews in military operations had already limited Israel's mastery of the skies over Egypt and might in time shift the balance of power which now favors Israel.

Once that balance is upset, President Nixon has said, the United States "will do what is necessary" to restore by: 1. it was impossible to measure military success based on territory seized. The Arab nations launched an oil embargo against the United States in because the Nixon administration supported Israel following the Yom Kippur War.

The Palestinian Security Forces: Capabilities and Effects on the Arab-Israeli Military Balance 3 The second part of this work will examine the different aspects in which Palestinian military forces could pose a military challenge to the IDF and to Israel at large.

These aspects will. Israel is in no danger of attack by any of the Arab confrontation states in the near future because the balance of military power in the region continues very much in its favor and the Arab world is deeply divided, according to “The Middle East Military Balance, ,” the first year book published by the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies of Tel.

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Stan Morse and try again. Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Lightning Out Of Israel: The Arab-Israeli Conflict (Commemorative.

Israel, the Great Powers, and the Middle East Crisis of Avi Shlaim. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History,May 'The Iraqi revolution of July ', Roger Louis observed, 'was a watershed in the history of the Middle East and the region's relations with the West.

Israel is a leading recipient of U.S. foreign aid and a frequent purchaser of major U.S. weapons systems. By law, U.S. arms sales cannot adversely affect Israel’s “qualitative military edge” over other countries in its region.

The two countries signed a free trade agreement inand the United States is Israel’s largest trading partner.

Richard Nixon built on his predecessors' efforts to pursue a delicate balance between defending Israel's security and maintaining the goodwill of Arab nations that were important to the United States.

When Egypt and Syria surprised Israel with a full-scale attack on the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur in October of Nixon made the decision to take Israel's side.

All of the major states in the Middle East that affect the Arab-Israel balance are acquiring the technology and industrial base to produce advanced genetically engineered biological weapons.

Such capabilities may also be within the grasp of non-state actors in the mid-term. the Arab states as a condition of any settlement, there was much public de-bate on whether Israel should be prepared to barter territories for peace in the event of direct negotiations.

An important by-product of the crisis was the formation of a Cabinet of National Unity and the agreement between Mapai, Ahdut Ha-'avodah andFile Size: 1MB.

Egypt and Israel had been engaged in various military and diplomatic conflicts since the establishment of Israel inand tensions had been particularly high. The regional giant, at least in terms of its military budget which easily outpaces any other rival, Saudi Arabia’s GFP score of puts it in fifth place overall in the region.

Afteralthough there was an armistice between Israel and the Arab states, the conflict continued and the region remained imperiled by the prospect of another war. The sense of crisis was fueled by a spiraling arms race as countries built up their military caches and prepared their forces (and their populations) for a future showdown.

The peace, between Egypt and Israel, expected to be lasting, solid, and irreversible, was, however, reached by a democratic state and an authoritarian regime; between a society of Western political culture and norms and an Arab-Muslim society with different attitudes regarding the character of peace, the parameters of truth, and the meaning of Cited by: 4.

The Israeli success was the result of a well-prepared and enacted strategy, the poor leadership of the Arab states, and their poor military leadership and strategy.

Israel seized the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, from Jordan and the Golan Heights from Syria. Israel's international standing greatly improved in the following on: Middle East. Syria joined with Egypt and became the United Arab Republic inbut the union split a few short years later in The s brought more military coups, revolts and riots.

If you believe that Israel is a national security interest of the United States and an ally and partner of America, as every American president since Harry Truman has affirmed, then a conflict that threatens Israelis every day must be a threat to the national security interests of the United States as well.

Four Arab states invaded the new state of Israel, and in the ensuing war, three-quarters-of-a-million Palestinians fled their homes and became refugees.

The Jews won the war, and a. Board of National Estimates, “Military Capa­bilities of Israel and the Arab States” and “The Middle Eastern Crisis,” both dated 26 Mayin FRUS, –, XIX, docs. 76 and 79; Freshwater, 5–6; Lyndon B. Johnson, The Vantage Point: Perspectives on the Presidency, – (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, ), The Six-Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbours was not about one particular concern or dispute.

The war occurred, rather, after a series of events escalated tensions. After a number of smaller military strikes between the countries, Soviet intelligence reports heightened tensions by claiming that Israel was planning a military campaign against Syria. The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War, or October War (Hebrew: מלחמת יום הכיפורים ‎, Milẖemet Yom HaKipurim, or מלחמת יום כיפור, Milẖemet Yom Kipur; Arabic: حرب أكتوبر ‎, Ḥarb ʾUktōbar, or حرب تشرين, Ḥarb Tišrīn), also known as the Arab–Israeli War, was a war fought from 6 to 25 October,by a coalition of Arab states led by Location: Both banks of the Suez Canal, Golan.

Not all Arab states opposed Israel, however. Transjordan’s King Abdullah, the British-backed monarch still reigning after being installed by London a quarter of a century earlier, entered into a tacit alliance with Israel not to join in any pan-Arab military operations against the Jewish state, and to quietly recognize its existence.

Inthe United States brokered the May 17 Agreement, a peace treaty between Israel and Lebanon in all but name. The agreement called for a staged Israeli withdrawal over the next eight to twelve weeks and the establishment of a "security zone" to be patrolled by the Lebanese army in southern Lebanon, [45] but was conditional on Syrian Location: Israel and Lebanon.

Donald Trump’s New World Order. How the President, Israel, and the Gulf states plan to fight Iran—and leave the Palestinians and the Obama years behind.Arab-Israeli wars, series of military conflicts between Israeli and various Arab forces, most notably in –49, and These include Israel’s War of Independence and the Palestinian Nakbah, the Suez Crisis, the Six-Day War, the Yom Kippur War, and two wars in Lebanon.US-Soviet chessboard.

In the s the United States expanded its security presence in the region to contain Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and the clerical regime in Iran.

At the same time, Washington engaged in an energetic and sustained, but ultimately unsuccessful, effort to bring about peace between Israel and its Arab Size: KB.