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- Egypt : A country in the northeastern corner of Africa, bordering Sudan, Libya, the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea
- Syria : Country in the Middle East, facing the Mediterranean Sea, and sharing borders with Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
- Jordan : An Arab country of the Middle East, landlocked and bordered by Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the West Bank of Palestine
- Lebanon : a country in the Middle East. It borders Syria to the north and east, Israel to the south, and the Mediterranean Sea to the west. Its official language is Arabic, although French is widely spoken. The capital and largest city of Lebanon is Beirut.
- State of Israel : Country established from the British Mandate of Palestine; declared independence in 1948.
- British Mandate of Palestine : Add brief definition or description
- Zionism : The ideology that Jews should form a Jewish state in what is traced as the Biblical area of Palestine; there are many interpretations, including the boundaries of such a state and its criteria for citizenship
- Israel-Palestine Conflict : Politics, insurgency, terrorism, and counterinsurgency between the State of Israel and the population of the Occupied Territories of the West Bank and Gaza
- 1948 Arab-Israeli War : A war initiated by neighboring Arab states shortly after the United Nations General Assembly resolution that created the State of Israel from the British Mandate of Palestine; the outnumbered but better organized Israelis eked out a military victory, in part setting up further conflict by taking control of all of partitioned Jerusalem
- 1967 Arab-Israeli War : Often called the "Six Days War", a decisive Israeli victory, starting with a preemptive attack, against Arab states preparing for battle; the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights were captured
- 1973 Arab-Israeli War : Add brief definition or description
- 1978 Litani River Operation : Add brief definition or description
- 1981 Raid on Osirak : Single Israeli Defense Forces airstrike to destroy a French-made nuclear reactor, believed to be planned for nuclear weapons development, taken before it was fueled and would cause contamination; it was a preventive strike in response to a strategic but not tactical threat
- 1981 Israeli operations in Beirut : Both raids against Palestine Liberation Organization facilities and a retaliatory strike against Beirut International Airport; often associated were mass killings in refugee camps, carried out by Lebanese militias but not stopped by Israeli forces, a controversial issue
- 1982 Israeli campaign in Lebanon : Large-scale operations in pursuit of Palestine Liberation Organization irregular forces, and also against a Syrian air defense network protecting PLO forces in the Bekaa Valley
- 2006 Israeli campaign in Lebanon : Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the summer of 2006, with the primary intent of reducing Hezbollah's ability to operate against Israel; the outcome was indecisive and both sides were accused of war crimes; also called the Second Lebanon War
- Nuclear weapon : A weapon that produces extremely powerful explosions from principles involving subatomic particle reactions, rather than the chemical reactions among atoms that power conventional explosives
- Preemptive attack : A military attack intended to neutralize an attack imminently being prepared by one's opponent, and justified as self-defense
- Preventive war : A doctrine in which an actor uses military force on an opponent who is not believed to be preparing an attack on the actor using prevention, but whose activities, such as taking control of territory or building weapons of mass destruction pose a long-term threat to the critical interests of the actor. The attack may signal the start of a war, or be a strategic move within an existing war.