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Related to this is the Israeli intelligence service. The Mossad (the Israeli counterpart to the CIA) is infamous for carrying out assassinations, as well as being extremely efficient in their work.

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Related to this is the Israeli intelligence service. The Mossad UsefulNotes/{{Mossad}} (the Israeli counterpart to the CIA) is infamous for carrying out assassinations, as well as being extremely efficient in their work.


Israel's principal military supplier until the early 1960s was France. This began to change in the wake of the Six Day War (1967), as the United States increased their dealings with Israel, becoming the nation's top supplier of military aid. Since 1962, Israel has received nearly $100 billion is US military aid, a sum roughly equivalent to 3% of its GDP during that period. This proved extremely valuable to the country's nascent arms industry, which has since flourished, developing a number of local aircraft, a series of [[TankGoodness tanks]] and APCs, several types of missile boat, various firearms, rocket and missile systems, combat-related robots, electronic warfare systems and a wide range of [[AttackDrone UAVs]]. Despite this, the [[CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns IMI Uzi]] remains the best-known weapon developed in Israel.

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Israel's principal military supplier until the early 1960s was France. This began to change in the wake of the Six Day War (1967), as the United States increased their dealings with Israel, becoming the nation's top supplier of military aid. Since 1962, Israel has received nearly $100 billion is in US military aid, a sum roughly equivalent to 3% of its GDP during that period. This proved extremely valuable to the country's nascent arms industry, which has since flourished, developing a number of local aircraft, a series of [[TankGoodness tanks]] and APCs, several types of missile boat, various firearms, rocket and missile systems, combat-related robots, electronic warfare systems and a wide range of [[AttackDrone UAVs]]. Despite this, the [[CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns IMI Uzi]] remains the best-known weapon developed in Israel.


צבא הגנה לישראל ''Tzva Haganah [=LeYisra'el=]'',[[note]]Literally, "The Defense Army for Israel"[[/note]] known in English as the Israel Defense Forces, or ''Tzahal'' (from its Hebrew acronym) to its friends. Formed in 1948 from the various [[LaResistance factions]] of the time, involved in at least one war per decade, usually against numerically superior Arab forces. In terms of flying skills (as measured in tactical exercises vs American and UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} forces) the IDF has some of the best pilots in the world. This is also evidenced by their excellent record against Arab aircraft, although said aircraft are typically downgraded export versions of Soviet stuff--though for most of the wars, Israel's aircraft was even worse. (Israel is partly able to make up for it with superior mobilization, this can be considered a real life example of ConservationOfNinjutsu). As a result, if you're looking for an AcePilot post WWII, Israel should be the first place you check.

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צבא הגנה לישראל ''Tzva Haganah [=LeYisra'el=]'',[[note]]Literally, "The Defense Army for Israel"[[/note]] known in English as the Israel Defense Forces, or ''Tzahal'' (from its Hebrew acronym) to its friends. Formed in 1948 from the various [[LaResistance factions]] of the time, involved in at least one war per decade, usually against numerically superior Arab forces. In terms of flying skills (as measured in tactical exercises vs American and UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} forces) the IDF has some of the best pilots in the world. This is also evidenced by their excellent record against Arab aircraft, although said aircraft are typically downgraded export versions of Soviet stuff--though for most of the wars, Israel's aircraft was were even worse. (Israel is partly able to make up for it with superior mobilization, this can be considered a real life example of ConservationOfNinjutsu). As a result, if you're looking for an AcePilot post WWII, Israel should be the first place you check.


Israel's principal military supplier until the early 1960s was France. This began to change in the wake of the Six Day War (1967), as the United States increased their dealings with Israel, becoming the nation's top supplier of military aid. Since 1962, Israel has received nearly $100 billion is US military aid, a sum roughly equivalent to 3% of its GDP during that period. This proved extremely valuable to the country's nascent arms industry, which has since flourished, developing a number of local aircraft, a series of [[TankGoodness tanks]] and APCs, several types of missile boat, various firearms, rocket and missile systems, combat-related robots, electronic warfare systems and a wide range of [[AttackDrone UAVs]]. Despite this, the [[NeverLiveItDown "Uzi"]] remains the best-known weapon developed in Israel.

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Israel's principal military supplier until the early 1960s was France. This began to change in the wake of the Six Day War (1967), as the United States increased their dealings with Israel, becoming the nation's top supplier of military aid. Since 1962, Israel has received nearly $100 billion is US military aid, a sum roughly equivalent to 3% of its GDP during that period. This proved extremely valuable to the country's nascent arms industry, which has since flourished, developing a number of local aircraft, a series of [[TankGoodness tanks]] and APCs, several types of missile boat, various firearms, rocket and missile systems, combat-related robots, electronic warfare systems and a wide range of [[AttackDrone UAVs]]. Despite this, the [[NeverLiveItDown "Uzi"]] [[CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns IMI Uzi]] remains the best-known weapon developed in Israel.


-->'''Lieutenant General Moshe Dayan'''

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-->'''Lieutenant -->--'''Lieutenant General Moshe Dayan'''


* While not precisely a member of the IDF, Earth Force Colonel Ari Ben-Zayn (a one-shot character) from ''Series/BabylonFive'' plays on all the tropes about the suspicion and toughness of Israeli soldiers--and has a massive scar to show for it. Ben-Zayn loosely translates to "Son of a Gun", and is also slang for [[spoiler:dick]], so that makes it a BilingualBonus with several layers.

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* While not precisely a member of the IDF, Earth Force Colonel Ari Ben-Zayn (a one-shot character) from ''Series/BabylonFive'' plays on all the tropes about the suspicion and toughness of Israeli soldiers--and has a massive scar to show for it. Ben-Zayn loosely translates to "Son of a Gun", and is also slang for [[spoiler:dick]], Dick" in Hebrew slang, so that makes it a BilingualBonus with several layers.layers.
** "Ziyun" is the Hebrew for "armament" too, so yeah.


See also: ArabIsraeliConflict, UsefulNotes/TheSamsonOption, BadassIsraeli.

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See also: ArabIsraeliConflict, UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict, UsefulNotes/TheSamsonOption, BadassIsraeli.



* ''{{Spooks}}'' [[spoiler: Accidentally kills about 70 kids in a Gaza school]]

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* ''{{Spooks}}'' ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' [[spoiler: Accidentally kills about 70 kids in a Gaza school]]


See also: ArabIsraeliConflict, UsefulNotes/TheSamsonOption.

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See also: ArabIsraeliConflict, UsefulNotes/TheSamsonOption.
UsefulNotes/TheSamsonOption, BadassIsraeli.


* YouDontMessWithTheZohan parodies this trope to no end with Zohan (Not an Israeli name) Dvir (An Israeli name), a supersoldier who can do push ups with no hands, kick two people at the same time, leap over walls, run on ceilings, and feel no pain from a piranha in the swim-suit. He has a Palestinian equivalent called the Fantom, too.

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* YouDontMessWithTheZohan ''Film/YouDontMessWithTheZohan'' parodies this trope to no end with Zohan (Not an Israeli name) Dvir (An Israeli name), a supersoldier who can do push ups with no hands, kick two people at the same time, leap over walls, run on ceilings, and feel no pain from a piranha in the swim-suit. He has a Palestinian equivalent called the Fantom, too.


צבא הגנה לישראל ''Tzva Haganah [=LeYisra'el=]'',[[note]]Literally, "The Defense Army for Israel"[[/note]] known in English as the Israel Defense Forces, or ''Tzahal'' (from its Hebrew acronym) to its friends. Formed in 1948 from the various [[LaResistance factions]] of the time, involved in at least one war per decade, usually against numerically superior Arab forces. In terms of flying skills (as measured in tactical exercises vs American and UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} forces) the IDF has some of the best pilots in the world. This is also evidenced by their excellent record against Arab aircraft, although said aircraft are typically downgraded export versions of Soviet stuff--though for most of the wars, Israel's aircraft was even worse. (Israel is partly able to make up for it with superior mobilization, this can be considered a real life example of ConservationOfNinjutsu). As a result, if you're looking for an AcePilot post WWII, Israel (or Pakistan) should be the first place you check.

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צבא הגנה לישראל ''Tzva Haganah [=LeYisra'el=]'',[[note]]Literally, "The Defense Army for Israel"[[/note]] known in English as the Israel Defense Forces, or ''Tzahal'' (from its Hebrew acronym) to its friends. Formed in 1948 from the various [[LaResistance factions]] of the time, involved in at least one war per decade, usually against numerically superior Arab forces. In terms of flying skills (as measured in tactical exercises vs American and UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} forces) the IDF has some of the best pilots in the world. This is also evidenced by their excellent record against Arab aircraft, although said aircraft are typically downgraded export versions of Soviet stuff--though for most of the wars, Israel's aircraft was even worse. (Israel is partly able to make up for it with superior mobilization, this can be considered a real life example of ConservationOfNinjutsu). As a result, if you're looking for an AcePilot post WWII, Israel (or Pakistan) should be the first place you check.

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* ''Film/{{Lebanon}}'': The 1982 Lebanon war through the perspective of a tank crew.


->''[[RememberTheAlamo "Masada shall not fall again."]]''

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->''[[RememberTheAlamo "Masada ->''"Masada shall not fall again."]]''"''


->''"Masada shall not fall again."''

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->''"Masada ->''[[RememberTheAlamo "Masada shall not fall again."''"]]''


Although the IDF has achieved international fame for its state-of-the-art equipment, and its many notable military victories, it has a history of controversy over issues of discipline. A number of units - the elite Golani Brigade, for example - have been known to place ''esprit de corps'' ahead of strict adherence to protocol, sometimes leading to incidents of insubordination, or violent behavior against civilians. Units deployed to internal security duties in the Occupied Territories are frequently accused of unwarranted violence and brutality against Palestinians [[note]]lots of objective third-party evidence exists to support this [[/note]] and of complicity with residents of the illegal settlements to intimidate, harrass and steal land.

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Although the IDF has achieved international fame for its state-of-the-art equipment, and its many notable military victories, it has a history of controversy over issues of discipline. A number of units - the elite Golani Brigade, for example - have been known to place ''esprit de corps'' ahead of strict adherence to protocol, sometimes leading to incidents of insubordination, or violent behavior against civilians. Units deployed to internal security duties in the Occupied Territories are frequently accused of unwarranted violence and brutality against Palestinians [[note]]lots of objective third-party evidence exists to support this [[/note]] and of complicity with residents of the illegal settlements to intimidate, harrass and steal land.


Although the IDF has achieved international fame for its state-of-the-art equipment, and its many notable military victories, it has a history of controversy over issues of discipline. A number of units - the elite Golani Brigade, for example - have been known to place ''esprit de corps'' ahead of strict adherence to protocol, sometimes leading to incidents of insubordination, or violent behavior against civilians. Units deloyed to internal security duties in the Occupied Territories are frequently accused of unwarranted violence and brutality against Palestinians [[note]]lots of objective third-party evidence exists to support this [[/note]] and of complicity with residents of llegal settlements to intimidate, harrass and steal land.

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Although the IDF has achieved international fame for its state-of-the-art equipment, and its many notable military victories, it has a history of controversy over issues of discipline. A number of units - the elite Golani Brigade, for example - have been known to place ''esprit de corps'' ahead of strict adherence to protocol, sometimes leading to incidents of insubordination, or violent behavior against civilians. Units deloyed deployed to internal security duties in the Occupied Territories are frequently accused of unwarranted violence and brutality against Palestinians [[note]]lots of objective third-party evidence exists to support this [[/note]] and of complicity with residents of llegal the illegal settlements to intimidate, harrass and steal land.

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