The Military Balance in the Middle East: The Arab-Israeli Balance
February 18, 2004
The “Arab-Israeli” states include Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria; and a Palestinian entity or proto-state. Their forces have shaped by six Arab-Israeli wars, which took place during in 1948, 1956, 1967, 1970, 1973, and 1982. These conventional conflicts have had some elements of a broader regional conflict, and some Gulf countries have sent forces to such conflict in addition to the North African states mentioned earlier.