IRAN vs ISRAEL – Who Would Win – Military / Army Comparison

IRAN vs ISRAEL – Who Would Win – Military / Army Comparison

two countries we’re going to talk about today are seldom off the front pages of the
international news media. As we write this, a news report tells us Israel’s
Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is saying Iran is waging a religious war in Syria and
that the country has its sights set on attacking Israel. “Iran calls for our destruction but it’s
also seeking nuclear weapons to carry out its genocidal designs,” said the prime minister. Meanwhile, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict
must be one of the most divisive issues out there, with much of the press and public painting
Israel as the villain. We won’t get into the politics of it all,
but with these countries being on everyone’s mind, we thought we’d match them up militarily. Without further ado, welcome to this episode
of the Infographics Show, Iran vs Israel. Let’s start with the money. Israel’s defense budget for 2018 was reported
as being $20 billion, which includes the yearly stipend the country gets from the USA, approximately
$3.8 billion. We might also add that the Israeli defense
minister is asking for another $1.4 billion to fund a military that is constantly in action. Here we will also add that Israel is to some
extent under the protection of the United States, but today we’ll be focusing on Israel’s
military alone, and not its power when its ever-faithful big brother steps in to assist. Iran’s military budget is considerably lower
than Israel’s, reported as $14.1 billion for 2017. Although, a Forbes article in 2018 said things
are about to change, and perhaps that’s why traditional military sites are not reporting
the 2018 budget. Forbes writes that The Islamic Revolutionary
Guard Corp, part of Iran’s armed forces designed to protect the Islamic Republic,
is due for a massive injection of cash. “The IRGC will receive $8 billion from Iran’s
fiscal budget,” writes Forbes, adding that Iran plans to spend large, even if that poses
a threat to the welfare of its citizens. Forbes says Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence
and Security will get one billion, and it seems the rest will go to the traditional
military. If this increased spending happens, then Iran
will have more to spend than Israel, but not by much. As for people on the ground. Israel has 615,000 military personnel. 170,000 are active personnel and 445,000 are
reserves. Add to that Israel’s Shayetet 13, a special
operations outfit said to be one of the best. As we said in our last show, something to
bear in mind is conscription in Israel. Most Israelis, when they reach 18-years old,
will become part of the military. Service time is 2 years 8 months for men and
2 years for women. We must remember this means Israel has a hell
of a lot of young people already trained to fight or that have actually been involved
in warfare. It’s not all action of course, with some
jobs just being hanging out as a safety precaution on one of Israel’s many kibbutzim. Iran has a bigger force, though, with a total
of 934,000 military personnel. 534,000 are active personnel and 400,000 are
reserves. Iran also has conscription, but it’s only
applicable to men. That means once Iranians reach the age of
18, they must do somewhere between 18 months and two years in the military. We might also point out that while women are
not conscripted, some do volunteer. Iran also has its special forces, from the
marines to its elite Quds Force, and the Saberin Takavar Battalion, a special unit of the Islamic
Revolutionary Guard Corps. Ok, so what about equipment on the ground? Israel has a fairly modern and well-maintained
bunch of machines. This includes 2,760 battle tanks, 10,575 armored
fighting vehicles, 650 self-propelled artillery, 300 towed artillery, and 148 rocker projectors. We might add that part of this is the Merkava
IV main battle tank, which National Interest said in 2017 just might be the best in the
world. We might add that National Interest says this
about many tanks. What about Iran’s tools of the trade? Well, the country owns 1,650 battle tanks,
2,215 armored fighting vehicles, 440 self-propelled artillery, 2,188 towed artillery, and 1,533
rocket projectors. As for tanks, National Interest talked about
an Iranian tank that was, you guessed it, “one of the best in the world.” This is the Karrar tank, which was made in
Iran and is supposed to be superior to the Russian-made T-90. Iran has a number of older tanks that were
made in the USA, the UK, and Russia. We might remember that Iran and the U.S. used
to be friends in the past, with the U.S. actually helping Iran to kick-off its nuclear program
in the 50s. This assistance became known as “Atoms of
Peace”, and yes, that was a term before it became the name of a band started by Radiohead
lead singer Thom Yorke. We point this out only to let you know how
fickle relationships can be, and so you never know, maybe one day Israel might not be a
demi-protectorate of the U.S. Compared to its land artillery, Israel’s
air force is quite small. It has 252 fighter aircraft and 252 attack
aircraft. Israel has also spent big on 9 F-35’s bought
from the USA and also has over 70 F-16 Fighting Falcons. On top of that, they have F-15 Eagles and
F-15 Strike Eagles. So, while small, there isn’t much there
that hasn’t at one point been said to be a top ten aircraft. Iran has an even smaller fleet, with 150 fighter
aircraft and 158 attack aircraft. Some of those were the ones given as a gift
from the USA, in a small fleet F-14 Tomcat Fighters. Add to that some rather old American-made
multirole fighters in the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II and Northrop F-5 Tiger II. Perhaps the best aircraft Iran has is the
Russian made Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum as well as Russian Sukhoi Su24s and 25s. In the water, neither country is very strong,
with Israel having no aircraft carriers and not much of anything else. In total the country owns no frigates, no
destroyers, 3 corvettes, 6 submarines, 32 patrol craft, and 0 mine warfare vessels. Iran has more to brag about, having a total
of no destroyers, 5 frigates, 3 corvettes, 33 submarines, 230 patrol craft, and 10 mine
warfare vessels. In numbers, this is, at least, far stronger
than Israel. As for nuclear weapons, we will use a quote
we have used before regarding Israel, written in 2017 in National Interest. It says about all you need to know. “Israel does not confirm nor deny having
nuclear weapons. Experts generally assess the country as currently
having approximately eighty nuclear weapons.” What about Iran? Well, that’s the million-dollar question. CNN wrote this in 2018, “Iran does not yet
have a nuclear weapon but does have enough low-enriched uranium for a single nuclear
weapon.” Then we had a report on June 4th in the British
tabloid, The Sun, that stated Israel intelligence agency Mossad had discovered documents in
a warehouse in Tehran that suggested Iran was on its way to making nuclear weapons. Depending on what news source you read, Iran
has them already, will have them soon, or has some good-to-go, but in North Korea. The truth is out there, but we won’t say
we know what it is. So, who wins? Well, we have to give the edge to Iran. It’s just a bigger military in the end. We are not alone; other pundits it seems also
give Iran the edge, stating that the country falls just outside of the top ten most powerful
militaries in the world. So, what do you think? Does Iran actually have the edge, or could
Israel blow iran out of the proverbial water? Let us know your thoughts in the comments! Also, be sure to check out our other video
called Israel vs the USA! Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t
forget to like, share, and subscribe. See you next time!


  1. What is the edge each country's army has in your opinion? Under what circumstances could the underdog win?

  2. Never could happen. Armies would find it impossible to traverse such distances over such terrain…without fabulous resupply. Even if Syria, etc, allowed Iran to pass thru, Israel would drop a tactical nuke on the columns. If it came to an air war…Israel would outlast.

  3. Iran may have a bigger military force but Israel has more military experience.
    I think the revolutionary guard is probably a show force.

  4. Why not comparing countries' power when it comes to arts, poetry, love and peace? Why it has to always be military stuff? Love from Iran to Israel. I hope we can find the peace both nations deserve.

  5. Iran's size, budget and military numbers mean little because they are absolute amateurs. Their 'elite' guards are barely at the level of Israeli conscripts, the rest of their armed forces are at Iraqi levels, barely functional. There's a reason Iran has spent decades complaining, yelling, boasting and threatening, but never having the guts to do anything themselves. NOT ONE THING! They fund others and supply weapons but ultimately, their bluster comes across as hollow. They know they would be destroyed.

  6. The intangible is determination.
    Plus Israel does have nukes.
    And would use them…
    Another intangible is neutron bombs.
    Israel has them too.
    Let’s hope cooler heads prevail.

  7. Weird conclusion in my opinion. Look at the Iraq war. Air power was the decisive factor. Israel has that all over Iran. And nuclear weapons? A last resort, but Israel can nuke Iran and not vice versa. The larger number of soldiers means what in a technological war? Ask Saddam Hussein.

  8. if a war will start now on Israel Israel probably win because USA so even if iran will attack with Lebanon Israel will win

  9. Israeli army probably better trained and they have better tanks and aircraft aircraft so if it was a straight up fight between the two unwound probably give the edge to isreal but if they did go to war Muslims from all over the middle East would want to join in especially the Shia militias Iran has been funding in Iraq and siria

  10. I was wondering the same how tough the military system of Israel. As far as I know it has been attacked by many neighboring countries for so many years like Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, etc. It's a one lone country against others. It was even attacked by its neighbouring country at the same time. Until now, Israel still stands.

  11. DOCUMENTED FACT: 1,000 Arab troops put their guns down and surrendered to 0NE I D F soldier. They were asked WHY? ? " Oh, we werent worried about him but we didn't want to fight all those ANGELS standing behind him!" They stopped the interviews and burried the answers . now yoy know who would win!

  12. Iran used to have a much bigger navy under the Shah. Also when the Shah abdicated there were 70 some F-14 Tomcats…. The only country besides the USA to field them.

  13. I think its well known that israel is stronger and i dont need to justified myself if there is gonna be a war(and it will) you see for sure who is better when iran is no longer exist and israel sustain in the most critical situation 10 hits we have Kipat Barzel…

  14. This is one of the most absurd and ridiculous assessments ever made. Israel does not have the military for a long occupation of Iran but easily disable the Iranian military in short order. The air superiority alone would be devastating. In the end, if at all in question, Israel would not hesitate to turn Iran into a glass parking lot unlivable for 1000’s of years. Analysis debunked. Pure garbage 🗑

  15. Iran's leaders will never stop till they force the world to all be Muslim. A religious war is out of the middle ages, it makes no sense. Everyone feels bad for the Iranian people , but we are forced to protect ourselves. The more toys you have doesent make you great, being free and working with others , building a great economy does. Iran could be a great country if it didn't have murders and fanatics who chant Death to everyone and say they want Nukes to destroy Israel.

  16. History teaches us that numbers or weapons are mostly irrelevant. Skill (tactics / logistics), experiance (leadership), the suprise factor, allies and morale are what makes the difference between victory or defeat. Isreal has demonstrated supreme achievements in these things while Iran managed to shoot down an unarmed passanger plane coming from their own capital, following a completly normal flight schedule. I pray for peace, the people over there suffered enough, but in case of warfare, I know who I will bet my money on.

  17. Don’t judge by army size. To win a war you need courage , determination, motivation ! USA has the most big army in the world for quiet long time and never win a war since on their own since 1848( the Mexico war ). So it’s not about size and money. Money for defense they are never show and never the real amount!

  18. "Israel can't even manage Gaza, they want to attack us?, they are finished, we don't consider them as a threat at all." – Ahmadinejad

  19. Iran would prob do israel in the short term then USA would either destroy iran inbetween or after. If anyone disagrees I'd say take your orange man bad glasses off it wouldn't be down to trump. When r u dummies gonna learn?

  20. I think we're going to have the same issue as we had in previous wars it's always about how many people were actually have on duty when it starts when we didn't have enough everybody know it was close to lose the war

  21. You just forgot one thing. Iran has no friends …
    israel win.
    Besides, there is no need for naval between Israel and Iran. It's all sand in the middle

  22. I am from Israel and I really do not understand what the Iranians want from us, we have no common border with them and there is no dispute on any issue. This is racism and anti-Semitism. Hope the Iranian people succeed in overthrowing their radical and corrupt leadership and establishing a sane and normal democracy for them and the region as a whole.

  23. The only reason this conclusion is mistake, because if you look in the history of Israel you can see that she fought a lot of greatest and bigger enemy and she won, +you never judge army by numbers..

  24. Didn't know much about history until I started reading my Bible love Israel today the best intelligence in the world and surrounded by enemies

  25. Everyone knows that the Iran-Israel border is not dependent on numbers, but on experience, and nuclear weapons, aircraft, and missiles. Then stop lying

  26. Israel has a much better army. You didn’t mention that they have the iron dome or some of the best hackers in the world plus they have 200 nukes and can build 190 more Israel would easily crush Iran anyway with Iran’s alíes being North Korea Russia and China and Israel’s being America Japan South Korea and India. Even do I still like Iranian individuals and don’t want any wars to break up

  27. israel won jorden,eagypt,syria,iraq, and less signifecent but stil involved in the war yaman,sudan,saudi arabia and Algeria all in six days. iran will be in trouble. we have lazer weapon, and not confirmed but probably lots of nucliear weapons.

  28. Support Iran from Pakistan 🇵🇰💚🇮🇷🇵🇰💚🇮🇷🇵🇰💚🇮🇷💚🇵🇰💚🇮🇷💚🇵🇰💚🇮🇷

  29. I hope nothing like that happened cuz if it is and israel realy lose they honna nuke iran to prevent complete lose than everyone lose …

  30. I think we can all agree that after the Soleiamani targeted killing – we saw that Iran is a paper tiger. They wouldn't last 1 day against America and would NOT last a week against Israel.
    The video didn`t take into consideration the most powerfull weapon Israel has >Cyber attacks that can shut down Iran`s radars and air defence and make them shoot themselves up > hint>>>>The Ukrainian plane.

  31. People, People!
    All those who says Israel will win just because America's support, then listen… Its like to give to person stick, and the other a gun. But the person with the stick could beat the person with the gun, if he knew how to frikin AIM. Whats im saying, that if we wouldn't know how to aim, with all the support in the world, we couldn't win at all. But, Hey, we knoew how to aim 🙂

  32. How can Iran win if Israel has between 80-400 nuclear weapons including hydrogen bombs that can be delivered with F-35 stealth fighters, cruise missiles and submarines by Israel?

  33. People who revel in war have never been near one in their lives. Israel/iran wouldn't just be Israel/iran. It would be ww3 .

  34. i have no problem with the iranian people !
    most of them are great ! unfortenatly there is few extreme people who hates israel
    and makes everyone belive we are civilians enemies .
    only goverment are enemies .
    sorry but i have no respect for the goverment of iran .
    im talking about the terrorists supporters and promoters .
    those politicians make the iranian civilians suffer .

    for the comparison .
    i can tell you this .
    israel sorrounded by enemies ok ?
    we can bow our heads , or bow their heads when they are comming .
    we are not fighting for anything exept survival .
    we have no fear in battlefield , bucase we are afraid to lose our country so much .
    our only place ! in the entire world .

    and im telling you fact right now – israeli army never lost a in a war .
    when we will lose ? we will have no country .
    but we will never lose . mark my words .
    and dont ever think we have only men in the army
    we have beautiful women with lion hearts .

  35. I say israel because they have air defence and it would be impossible to nuke Israel so any missles going towards Israel would be useless

  36. One day Palestine will be free inshAllah. One day the opressor wil face his punishment. With the help and will of Allah. Amin.

  37. As a lebanese
    W don't hate jews, well, some does
    We hate especially their president Netanyahu. And those who commit crimes against Palestine because we and syria are trying to free them from Isreal

  38. Nahhhhhhhhhh Israel has the best in the world and Iran knows it by thee time Iran knocks down one jet, Israel has downed 10 of their with the tech they have, this guy obvious  has not been in the military 🙂

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