Why is the ISRAELI ARMY so POWERFUL? – VisualPolitik EN

Why is the ISRAELI ARMY so POWERFUL? – VisualPolitik EN

Israel does not have the World’s the biggest
army. But it is the most effective. Think about it… we are talking about a country
with less than 9 million inhabitants. Nonetheless, they have won wars against countries
10 times bigger. For example, during the 6 days war, Israel
confronted a coalition that included EGYPT, SYRIA and JORDAN. All of these countries put together summed
up to more than 130 million people. And they sent over 240,000 soldiers: twice
as much as the Israeli army did. In other words: no one would expect a victory
for Israel. But history was rather different. In just 6 days, the Israeli Defense Forces,
also known as IDF, wiped out their enemies. And yes, I know what you are gonna say now. The Israelis have the best technology and
weaponry, right? Well… that is true now but it wasn’t back
then. For instance, in 1973, during the YOM KIPPUR
war, Israel’s weapons were as modern as those of their main rival, SYRIA. In fact, the IDF had some combat jets manufactured
in the 50s, the famous A4 Skyhawk. However, the Syrians had state of the art
anti-aircraft missiles, the S 200. They were given to the Syrians by the Soviets
just 5 years before. And who won that war? Exactly! Israel! OK, OK… now I can hear you saying… ‘oh,
come on Simon, but Israel has the support of America!!! That’s a really big help!!!’ And… yes, in this point you are right. Israel is the country that receives the most
help from Uncle Sam. BUT… do you know of any other country who
buys the best weaponry from America? Saudi Arabia! The Saudies have an army as big and modern
as the Israelian one. But if you’ve been subscribed to VisualPolitik
for a long time, you already know the big failure of the Saudi army when they had to
fight guerrilla warriors, namely, those HOUTHIE rebels from Yemen. In other words, neither the technology, nor
the American support are enough to explain why the Israeli army is such a fearful one. So today the question is… Why is the Israeli army so powerful? What are the key elements explaining such
a military success? Today we are going to tell you the 5 key facts
that explain this. FAST DECISION MAKING Every army is based on hierarchy and authority,
right? Well… some of them are more flexible than
others. In this other video, we explained you how
the Saudi army has a bigger sense of hierarchy and the officials don’t have much power
to make their own decisions. The same goes with other arab countries like
SYRIA or EGYPT. So, here is an example. Imagine a Syrian unit defending a position. Let’s say their headquarters have been destroyed
before the soldiers in the front line are aware of it. If they have to follow the normal procedure,
they will have to wait until someone gives them an order. During this time, they don’t know if they
should retreat, strike back or coordinate with other military units. And now you might wonder Why are the arab
armies so centralized? Don’t forget that most of those countries
are dictatorships or absolute monarchies. If you are a tyrant, you want your army to
be under your control, to micromanage every Little decision in order to prevent a coup
d’etat. The Israeli army is way different from this. Let’s get back to the previous example. In this case, the Israeli commander on the
front line wouldn’t need to wait for orders. He has a degree of decision making power. So he can react immediately and seize the
time and the opportunities. In fact, this is pretty normal in all Western
armies. The big planning is centralized but the execution
is decentralized. This way, the organization is more flexible
and can react more quickly. But, unlike the Western countries, Israel
has something unique in their culture. We are talking about a pretty unknown fact
about this country but, yet, a very important one. Israel is the least hierarchical country on
the planet, and you can feel this in every aspect. Inside of an Israeli company, it’s pretty
normal for an average worker to have a discussion with his boss. Debates are a common thing and there is a
pretty small sense of authority. Actually, in the 70s, a Dutch antropologist
named GEERT HOFSTEDE studied the power relationships in different countries. Over the course of 6 years, he surveyed IBM
workers in different offices around the globe. This is how the ‘POWER DISTANCE INDEX’
was born. And among all those countries, Israel has
the lowest power distance, while the arab countries like EGYPT or SAUDI ARABIA rank
among the highest. In other words, Israeli citizens are educated
in flexibility more than any other nation. INTERNAL COHESION In Israel, military service is mandatory for
every citizen, regardless of their social condition or their gender. Both men and women, rich and poor start from
the bottom. Well… in fact, this is not exactly true. The ultra orthodox jews don’t need to do
this military service and the Palestinian population are discriminated against. But the rest of Israel’s citizens must serve
in the military, and fall into a meritocratic scheme. This means, everyone must follow the same
rules in order to be promoted. And this is not as common as you might think. For instance, during World War II, the aristocrats
who joined the British Army started with higher positions than the peasants and the Working
class. And, of course, such elitism tends to destroy
an army’s morale and make it harder for it to function. And the same happens in today’s arab armies. For example, the Saudi army consists of both
civil servants and members of the Royal family. And hierarchy matters a lot. The son of a Saudi prince will never be a
soldier. And, as you can imagine, this classist structure
has negative consequences. Consequences that have a lot to do with the
same key fact. COMBAT MORALE In the year 1973, Israel fought the Egyptian
and the Syrian army at the same time. As we said at the beginning, back then, Israel
was not the technological powerhouse it is today. Syrians had those S 200s we mentioned before. And during the first days, those anti-aircraft
missiles destroyed a lot of Israeli combat jets. Israel had to retreat. Nonetheless, Uncle Sam was here to help. The White House sent a Package of weapons
so they could neutralize the S 200s and the radars. Things like FLARES that could confuse the
smart missiles that were guided by temperature. This way, the Israelis struck back and, in
little time, they finished the Syrian defenses. And… guess what happened next! Well, a lot of those arab soldiers, scared
of being wiped out from the air, they defected. If you look at the picture on the screen,
you will see 7 Syrian tanks. They are not moving but none of them is destroyed. What does this mean? Well, it means the soldiers that were inside
of those tanks decided to run away. Defection is common when morale is low. And this is a common problem for arab armies. 20 Syrian troops defect to southern Turkish
province of Hatay Think about it… if you are an Israeli soldier,
or an American one, you know you must be loyal to your country. But Arab soldiers have too many ethnic, national
and religious identities. Imagine you are a Syrian soldier and, at the
same time, you are a KURD, or you belong to the muslim brotherhood. Both groups are chased by the Syrian government. So who are you loyal too? Of course, the army pays your bills but…
when your life is at risk and everything is lost… What is more important? Your salary or your life? On other words… no matter your wealth and
your technology, if your soldiers are not strongly motivated, you have already lost. And the Israelis know this better than anyone… You will learn it now too… HUMAN CAPITAL All tanks place their engines on the backside. Why? Because usually, the rockets hit on the frontside
and you want your tank to keep working even after being hit. This is why all the models, from the German
LEOPARDS to the Russian T 90s keep their engines on the backside. Nonetheless, the Israeli army doesn’t value
the vehicle as much as their soldiers. This is why, the Israeli MERKAVA is the only
one of its kind that has the engines on the frontside. This way, a rocket on the frontside will destroy
the tank. Putting aside the ethics, Israel has a really
small population. That means that they can’t allow themselves
to lose too many soldiers. This is why they receive much more intense
training, with real bullets and better equipment. Don’t forget this is the country where KRAV
MAGA, one of the most advanced martial arts, was born. You can see this human capital doctrine reflected
in their intelligence service, the MOSSAD. It is considered one of the best in the entire
world. And if one day you happen to travel to Israel,
you should know that they will take your phone number and other data because they know information
is power. But, OK, OK, I know what you want to hear
now. You came to this video because you wanted
to hear about state of the art weaponry, right? Well… here you have it! MADE IN ISRAEL During the 80s, the Israeli Government wanted
a secret weapon. A weapon no one had ever heard of until recently. So they met a local manufacturer, a company
called RAFAEL, to design a very special vehicle, the so called PEREH. This is a vehicle that looks like a tank but,
in fact, is a tank hunter weapon with a big rocket launcher. If you know about weapons, you know there
is a big difference. Tanks have a reach of between 2 and 4 kilometers. PEREH rockets can reach a distance of 30 kilometers. So imagine the situation. The enemies would take satellite pictures
to see the Israeli weaponry. And they would see a lot of normal tanks. Based on this, they would plan their strategy. But then, surprise! Those tanks are not tanks but, in fact, something
with a much bigger reach. For decades, this PEREH was one of the most
mysterious weapons of the Israeli army. And their main strength was that no one knew
anything about them! So now the question is home come Israel makes
its own secret weapons and other countries don’t? The answer is that in Israel there are lots
of rocket science companies that make a world class defense industry. Do you remember this video where I told you
about the Israeli startups? In the 80s, the Israeli government created
a special program, the so called YOZMA. This program consisted of 10 hedge funds with
both, private and government money. Those funds helped to create lots of tech
companies. And do you know what was the favourite industry
for those brand new startups? Of course! The military industry! At the end of the day, the army was a rich
and reliable client. All of a sudden, dozens of weapon manufacturers
were born. Companies that created customized products
that met the exact needs the Israeli army had at any given moment. From the IRON DOME defense system to the MERKAVA
tanks or the PEREH we mentioned before. Nonetheless… What happened in the other countries? What happened in Saudi Arabia? As you know, the Saudi economy has a problem:
it relies heavily on the oil industry. Of course, thanks to the dinosaur juice, the
saudies have become rich and they can pay for the 3rd biggest army in the World, only
surpassed by China and America. But expensive is not a synonym for good. The Saudi army buys their tanks from the USA,
and those are customized for the needs of the American army. Besides, that makes it harder to have a secret
weapon because everyone knows what you bought on the international market. And yes, I know what you are thinking. On this video, it seems we are talking marvels
about the Israelis, right? Make no mistake, the Israeli army has its
weak points. In fact, there is an organization that could
make their life harder. But we will talk about it in another video. Now the question for you is… Who do you think can defeat the Israeli army? What do you think their weak points are? Please, leave your answer in the comment section
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  1. Israel won the arab-israeli war because the leaders of the other 4 countries were either assassinated or withdrawn of power.

  2. So Fuckin effective to BEAT UP PALESTINIAN KID AND WOMAN whose fight them with ROCK ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

  3. When everyone is out to get you, you get very good at defending yourself. For them it a game or rhetoric but for you itโ€™s life or death

  4. What bs propaganda is this, you make it sound like Israel won those wars on its own, which is false. They had GB and USA supporting them.. stop spreading this kind of missleading mossad propaganda

  5. You might not belive but we won the six days war because god was with us is imposibolle to win a war againts 5 countrys is only high power that was whatching our soliders from above

  6. I hope that israel army die in painful and agony death !!! Zionis has kill thousands of palestinian including women and children!

  7. Hahaha..
    We are coming to demolish israel..
    Israel is vanashing soon from the map of world.

    There are sixteen batalan of hezbollah.
    I mean.
    Hezbollah lebanon.
    Hezbollah syria.
    … iraq.

    Our aim of life is demolish israel….

    In 2006 you can't do any thing against hezbollah.

    Now hezbollah has flourished.
    I advice the people of israel, leave israel and go back to europe or other native countries.
    We dont want to kill you people.
    We just want to freedom the heart land from illegacy government of israel.

  8. Iran can strike 35000 missile in 1 min on the israel…
    All the world know the power of iran.
    Iran has attacked 22 missile on american bass in iraq and killed hundreds of american army. But america didn't do any reaction

  9. No one can. They are like down dog. If they beat 3 country's that are bigger than them, they can do anything. The sky is the limit ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ฏ

  10. Israel wins because God is with them…..Arab countries claim this however they constantly lose, maybe cause they worship evil

  11. Because they have military mandatory for both woman and men and 60% of them are female. Women and men get trained equal side by side and the girls secondary weapon is a 50.Ae Deagle nothing more to say….

  12. You know that what is happening right now Israelโ€™s fault if it didnโ€™t go to the Middle East Palestine could of lived in peace with Lebanon Jordan Egypt (ect) buuut israel got in and now an Arabian part of Middle East is now shitty (israel) explained shhhhhhitty israel

  13. One other key fact is the reality of World War II = Never Forget. The biggest threat to the Israeli military is the ever growing potential for some country, AKA Iran, to obtain the bomb. Sure, Israel by all accounts has something on the order of about 20 nuclear weapons, and the ability to deliver them to any aggressor. The unfortunate truth is that there would be a very slim probability that Israel would ever use these unless faced with the imminent destruction of their country, and then it is likely too late. The other problem is just the actual size of the Israeli military versus the Arab nations that surround them. Yes, lots of problems in the various Arab armies as you mention in the video. But, if the religious fanatics that run more and more of these countries should get organized then the Jews are in trouble. Hopefully the U. S. would stand behind them and help. But you never know.

  14. In the Bible God promised He would bring back his people (the Jews) to their home land, And they would never be uprooted again.

    Simple put the reason they always win is because God is with them. He fulfills His Word!

  15. Among the Muslim countries, only Pakistan has the training, morale and and the ability to be a serious contender. Although it's weak economy does force it to have at best, mediocre and at worst, 1960s era weapons.

  16. Happy New Year Jerusalem 2020
    God bless Israel forever!
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    Greetings from S.Korea street person

  17. you are comparing IDF with the saudi army while the never fought against each other, your analysis are completely wrong, accept the point of flexibility.

  18. Israel and its people are bad ass,always been and always will be! HELL YEAH!! ,that is why……AND THEY WILL ALWAYS keep the arabs on their toes in fear! LOL ๐Ÿ˜›

  19. BECAUSE YESHUA HAMASHIACH BLESS ISRAEL OUR COUNTRY ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑโค๏ธ๐Ÿ•Šโค๏ธ JESUS CHRIST COME SOON โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ•Šโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ FROM NEW CALEDONIA

  20. Israel has been a MAFIA!! It has been built on MURDERING, STEALING AND DESTROYING THE MIDDLE EAST!! That's why all people in MIddle East hate the Israelis and they are determined to FREE IT FROM Israel, the most RUTHLESS MAFIA since the beginning of the history!!

  21. Not any more, since 2006 the israel army was humiliated by Hizbollah. The so called mirkava tanks were useless and israel can no longer fight in Lebanon or Gaza. They only use ASSASSINATIONS and TERRORISM to fight their enemy….

  22. Obviously israel is soon to collapse under the weight of its own sickness and immorality in spite of receiving many billions in support from outside sources.

  23. people of politiks, do you not know or have you not heard? the Maker of heavens and earth is the God of Israel and the blessings upon His children is for one to chase a thousand and two – chase ten thousand!!! the Word of God makes those people the army of the Living God. this nation will survive even if the greatest power of evil tries to destroy it. and even after death, those soldiers will have their bones back, their flesh cover them again and the breath of live again dwell in them as the prophet saw… halleluYah!!! those who bless Israel are blessed; those who curse it – cursed!!! halleluYah!!!

  24. Israel isn't powerful it just that its competition is crap. Put israel up against turkey or france and it would catch some licks

  25. The Israeli army does not really have weaknesses. If a major war breaks out, many Israeli civilians must enter the army, and the economy will come to a standstill, Israel cannot sustain that for very long. You could see that as a weakness!? But Israel will always win, at all costs, and the opponents know that and will think carefully about starting a war against Israel!! Israel will prevail! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

  26. Because, if i was Israeli, I know the reason for which im serving. Here, serving in us of a, itโ€™s all about money…. and imperialism…

    The moral integrity is the key …for any military service

  27. Is tht a real question , why is the Israeli army so powerful ? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ because Israel bends over for America and they return the favour it's not hard to understand ffs ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  29. Speaking of self desidned weapons, there was a plan in israel, a long time ago, to create our own military aircraft called "Lavi" (a word for lion), but when usa heard of it they asked/told us to stop cuz this aircraft would make theirs obsolete. Israel made a deal with them iirc but any aircraft that we get from the usa get its tech replaced with israely made one anyway.

  30. The Soviet military theoretically would be able to defeat the Israeliโ€™s, because they always send so many soldiers, the battlefield turns into a meat grinder. No regards for human life whatsoever. The Germans even felt sorry for all those soldiers so started to retreat in WW2

  31. They only fight ppl how use stone and burn fire r tyre when dem go war with hezbulla they cry like baby run back home frade

  32. He twisted the facts so conveniently. Israel had more advanced weaponry as well as live American help during the war so much so that Golda said herself that if it wasnโ€™t for USโ€™s timely help, Israel wouldโ€™ve been wiped off the face of the earth. There was virtually an air bridge between USA and Israel. That was the scale of US help for Israel.

  33. Nice info and vid, Just to let u know buddy….. if the Israelis were "Fast decision making'' no matter military rank, they would never lost '' Bar-Lev Line'' the most powerful fortified defense line on the history of men in just a few hours in Youm kippur War, however as a matter a fact I wished that u would be more neutral giving us accurate info after proper investigation from various sources about Arab countries, but Unfortunately, you know nothing of the Arab world. sorry to say that but that's a fact as per of what it appears on your video. If the Egyptians were not flexible and following order like machines, they would not manage to win back the entire Sinai from Isreal. Good luck buddy

  34. the work Power thing is true af. In sweden you can talk to your boss. if he gives you a job etc or an idea (you're an engineer), and it's totaly retarded, you can say that and debate with him and he wont bat an Eye. but in japan etc, it is totaly unacceptable. you follow orders, no matter what.

  35. Fake… it was 1 country at a time..You mean pussy army… it got bashed by huzbula in Lebanon.. and it didnโ€™t win in 1973.. it lost until US airforce intervened!
    And Pakistan shot the IAF off the skies

  36. In its last international debacle (summer of 2006) the "powerful" israeli army got its arse handed to it by Lebanon's Hezbollah, a mere militia! So what is this bespectacled bald guy with the fruity shirt trying to convince you of? That a half century ago (with substantial American support) the israelis managed to beat back untrained, shoeless Arab hoards? How thoroughly absorbing for them!

  37. Their successes is because of God and He prophesied that he would protect them and keep them by His power. He said also through the writings of the old testament Prophets that the Jews would be dispersed throughout the world after they were destroyed as a nation in 70 ad. He then said that He would regather them and send them back to Israel. Which has all taken place He also said, that israel would become a nation in a Day and that happened in 1948 .. He said as well that he would protect them and that Israel would also eventually sign a seven year peace deal that israel's enemies would reneged on its peace agreement and the Israel's enemies the muslims nations would surround israel and their messiah would return and defeat all israel's enemies. And the messiah would rule from Jerusalem forever and the whole world will know that Jesus Christ is their messiah. So wake up world Christ the savior is Coming Give your lives to him repent of your sins and obey his word..Cause the clock is ticking and we are in the very last minutes of the end of the age.

  38. The only reason no one can and will defeat Israel is it is Godโ€™s people…. God has and will protect Israel!!!!!

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