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New Military Index Ranking World’s Top Armies Places Israel Just Three Ahead of Iran

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Israel’s military may have a world-class reputation, but a new power index surprisingly says the Jewish state, at least this year, falls shy of a top 10 ranking.

The rankings published by list the top 68 militaries in the world. The list, which the site says makes use of more than 40 factors to determine army strength, places Israel at number 13. Just three spots down the list at number 16 is Iran, a country that Israel has warned may be the target of military action if its current nuclear weapons program continues unabated. Turkey, a country that has showed open hostility to Israel in recent years ranks 11th on the list two spots ahead of the Jewish state, while the Muslim Brotherhood’s Egypt ranks just one spot below Israel.

Israel’s Channel 2 notes that there may be many reasons for the relatively low ranking, which places the country behind the less prominent militaries of countries such as Italy and Brazil. The fact that Israel doesn’t publicly acknowledge it has a nuclear arsenal is one of them, plus its reliance on strategic alliances and the fact that much of its military might is kept secret.

The United States ranks highest on the list followed by Russia in second place, China in third, India fourth and the United Kingdom 5th. Others that rank ahead of Israel include France, Germany, South Korea and Pakistan.

“Ongoing regional threats have powered the Israeli war machine for decades,” write the list’s authors, adding details on Israel’s military makeup. According to the website, Israel has 187,000 active front-line personnel and 565,000 active reserve personnel, as well as 3870 tanks, 656 aircraft, 65 naval vessels and a military budget of $15, 209,000,000.

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  • aaron1313

    Nope.God made the Covenant with Abraham granting his off-spring through Isaac-not Ishmael-eternal sovereignty in what is now Israel.

  • aaron1313

    But we have one now and the only way you’ll take it away from us is after an all-out nuclear war.And then only if you win it.

  • aaron1313

    Actually,it was Egypt which requested the ceasefire.Stop writing nonsense.Your country was saved by the threat of Soviet intervention and American pressure.And your one attempt to advance beyond the Canal was decisively defeated by the IDF on October 14,1973.

  • aaron1313

    More recently though those same Jews beat 7 Arab states in 1948 and 3 more in 1967.Coulda beaten 2 more in 1973 were it not for Soviet threats and American pressure.

  • aaron1313

    Isn’t that what you said in 1948?And remember how a handful of Jews gave you Arabs an ass-kicking?

  • VitalisOyooOnyango

    You may have every kind of weapon but you will never defeat the tiny Jewish state. It has the most efficient espionage network in the world which provides it with the secrecy it needs and which counts in constant upgrading of its arsenals. Some of the world’s best scientists have Jewish origin and ‘home will always be home’. Remember the Mossad el Bet and Shin Bet in the 6-day Arab-Israeli War? This is the only country where all soldiers are commandos!

  • Maina@Kenya

    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem the city of our God. Shalom Shalom Jerusalem peace be to you, may the praise of our God be in you when the messiah comes to take us home.

  • To whom it may concern:-
    What was wrong with my comment?

  • Not giving much away, however,Israel is by far more powerful than you have stated, or anyone can imagine.
    However I have to agree with you that it’s much better to under estimate than over estimate Israel’s true power.

  • John Walker

    The figures in this article need to be updated. As of 2015, Israel is ranked as nr 11, Egypt as nr 18, and Iran as nr 23.

  • John Walker

    Actually in the year of 2015, Israel ranks as nr 11, Egypt as nr 18 and Iran as nr 23. Either the ranking stated in the article is outdated, or deliberately and willfully manipulated. The source for the ranking is indeed derived from , and the ranking, or the figures, which I mentioned above, apply to the year of 2015.

  • shedy

    it’s true that most of the Muslims lack good education to enable them to even interpret the Curran well ,they know that all the Nations will turn against the jews but they don’t know that the one tree that will hide the jew is God .which Arab nation has every won any war will Israel? I think many of you don’t know that when the Israelis pray God still protects dem read the histry books, the Bible the Torah. even the Curran they all testify that only God can give them to any one if they sin and fail to repent

    • Jerricho

      They do have a good enough education that they know how to spell Quran.

  • M.J

    First, this site is not official and editors are agents of the CIA means americans only, any of this is purely a political site and gives lined messages, for example Egypt do comparison between it and any other country from 5-17 will know that this site is nothing but a political nonsense

    • sky8man

      Thanks for the entertainment, after reading the gloom and brevity of others, I read your stuff and happy to say you had me laughing. I thought the primitive mind displayed in your post has long vanished but now reminded that it has not.

  • Duck

    Everyone on this forum is below normal intelligence. There is no god. All your fighting is for nothing. We are all an insignificant spec in the universe. If you are too stupid to see that, then continue on with your petty religious wars.

    Religion is only used to control the unintelligent.

    • Ariel Sharon

      Peace love from the holly land….low profile and secrecy is the best of jewish religion….King david was shy and low profile and became big King…by the way our Christian brothers know that Jesus christ is descendant of the Prestigious House Of David

      • manish samuel

        Hi Ariel Sharon:

        Israel’s power is not in its army, its power relies in its being the apple of God’s eye. Israelites are the favored one of God Jehovah and despite the war of Armageddon with world powers, Israel will win because LORD Jehovah will be on Israel’s side..You just lack one thing and that is you have not yet recognized that the Messiah has already come and now it is the time of His second coming. I am in love with Israel because my Lord loves it..

        • Mojak

          Seriously? faith is good but, happiness is a warm gun. Ignore this advise at your own risk.

      • An American

        Very true my friend…

        And may I add that all good Americans would help Israel in its times of need.

    • Robert Jones

      Dear Duck
      I do not blame you at all for your present conclusions. I wrestled with the same matters that you mentioned.
      However, I have to say that if you look at the likelihood of life existing at all, even on this perfectly positioned and sized molten planet with a very thin crust and a protective iron core and atmosphere, and consider the amazing confluence of physics and chemistry too vast to mention here, you may wish to reconsider your position. As the scriptures say, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools”. Combined with this, should you ever explore the amazingly precise prophesies in the old and new testaments, particularly those concerning the coming of Christ, and apply probability theory to them, you may reach a different conclusion. We have all fallen short of perfection. Destructive behavior called sin, plagues the human race; Christianity (admittedly not the corrupt organized type) has been the solution for billions of people who have found that faith in Christ saved them; Christ who promoted love and forgiveness. You will not find that written anywhere in your scientific textbooks. The combination of the probabilities of accurate prophesy and our the likelihood of amazing planet appearing should be enough to make you reconsider. I pray that you do, for your own sake.

      • Michael Hammer

        Dear Robert,

        Thank you for that long-awaited epiphany.

        The big picture is the one we cannot see, and have no data of any existence where it addresses our survivability let alone any future for us as a species. I would have to conclude that its is, and always be in our best interest to make peace where and when its possible, and try to enjoy the time we have left in this world. I think salvation is tightly wound with joy and enlightenment.

        However, I paraphrase from a movie, “A great king does not wish for war but must be prepared for it”. That is exactly what Israel does and always has, but with the recent expansion of global anti-Semitic behavior and the existential threats poised at its borders there cannot, and never be a time without horrible tragedy on both sides. If any country on this planet has and requires an immediate response to these threats it is Israel. Anyone who has doubts about this fact should dig deeper into the heart and souls of the history of the Jewish people.

        It is without surprise that the sentiment of Israelis, with some exception sees the world as a hostile planet which immunes them to a certain degree (no pun intended) to our planet’s real existential threat, global extinction from environmental overload.

        We need to remember that judging others without having walked in their shoes is a preface to the golden rule. Real unbiased communication and a willingness to hear each other’s angst, and responding with empathy in kind is the only assurance we have as a species to claim any right to exist in this universe.


    • Lucja Skorska

      His that what you think that there is no God then you are lying there is God i sleep every night and did not pray and i find my self dreaming and sleeping with someone in dream when wake up i come already on me but if pray and read the bible this does not happen but if i forget it happen the same me someone someone always come and press me at night why sleep also i told my parent they took me every were to stop that but to no solution this was happening in my life for 11 years in the university i join a church in school and from there i was studying the bible and i lean how to pray effectively and one by starting with a hand book on how to pray you need to start with asking God for forgiveness sin you may have commit through looking, talking or what ever way you might have sin again man and God ask forgivness and what ever way anyone has wrong you forgive them also and pray ask what you want and you see it working after apply this and pray when i sleep this person that coming a form i dont know to press me came and could not touch i cold feel there someone try to hold me is not working i was surprise and i keep asking my self what Kind of life is this anything that you see in the bible they all exist

    • anon

      Hi Duck,

      You must be the one with the superior intelligence. Apart from the fact that many prominent scientists have stated that life has an intelligent design i.e. there is a creator, it all comes down to believe. Your absolute conviction that there is no god reminds me of a cartoon i saw of 2 twins in the womb, and one twin says to the other ‘i keep thinking there is more to live than being in the womb here with you’. The other twin replies and says’don’t be stupid, there is nothing beyond the womb, this is it’. I guess your sentiments rest with the latter twin.

    • Carl Turner

      Thankyou for speaking some sense far too many people are killed in senseless religious wars when will people realize that as humans we have the right to believe in whatever we choose as long as it doesn’t interfere or influence those around us this is the only thing we should believe in and anyone who threatens this freedom should be the one who has to beware!

    • It’s sad that there are people that do not believe there is a creator but that is not my problem that is their own problem of their own choosing. Israel is surrounded buy miracles and there is no doubt about it. The Arabs know this and they fear it. And for good reason Israel is being brought back today place of repentance the abrahamic Covenant will not change its course and there will be no arms that will change that course either we hope and pray for the Peace of Jerusalem. But very soon the world will know whether or not there is a God in the course of Jerusalem will remain the favor of the creater. This Covenant does not bring only the Jews to the Lord but reconciles the world unto his kingdoms For All Mankind but the Jewish people will lead the way along with the Saints of Christ Jesus Yeshua our Christ good bring peace to our world. Without faith it is impossible to please him. Two of my brothers and sisters we are so close to that final day May safely keep you I’m bless you God bless our brothers and sisters all the Israelites.

    • Mojak

      So, your retarded?

      An old proverb for you….it’s better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

  • ayele

    israel >all arabs+iran

    • israel is a small cuntry with small no of terriost jewish has no oil resources which are controlled by muslims all over the world

      • Nicolas

        But it has an even greater resource than oil. It has the intelligence of its highly educated population, it has the ability to be creative and innovative and most important, it has the freedom to use these gifts. This is a thing of beauty for any nation and where, outside of Israel is this present in the ME.

    • Amy

      አየለ እረ እፈር። እንደዚህ ስትል ትንሽ እንኳ ሸም አይሸመቅቅህም?

  • Nitin chauhan( from India(delhi )

    hi, m from the capital of India…guys plz dnt insult the holy books of Bible and Quran…dnt fight each other in words…now u fight much worse than a war…because wounds may be cure…but the words that targets the hearts can’t…now, the war of words u play in comments can’t…as this targets direct the hearts of gods…targets hearts of gods in Quran and Bible…targets Jesus and Allah and jewish gods also…dnt fight like this…fight the enemies of humanity…terrorism..criminals…corruptionists…

    • nitin,you have good views.

    • Z. A. chaudhry

      Nice comments.
      Hope people in power will consider this as well

  • denny Ramsey

    l love Israel and India they both countries war against anti-Islamic.long live both brothers

    • bialwal

      jok of the year…. why israek kill in falstin and india in kashmir and also both in pakistan.. both are terorist

  • Abbas Hamid

    GlobalFirepower website is stupid. It ranks the military using only the number of units, infantry, tanks, fighter planes, etc.
    But, it doesn’t take into account how advanced those are.
    1 fighter in Israel can destroy more than 10 fighters in Iran.
    So, their rate system is seriously flawed.
    If Iran and Israel had a war. Israel will wipe out Iran within a couple of weeks.

    • strella

      Mr if Israel cannot defeat the TEN men of HAMAS,100 men of HEZBOLLAH how about the MILLION IN IRAN.Sorry jst advise them to attack IRAN u will see.a difference between MEN AND BOYZ

      • chibueze king king mmeka

        Men u don’t no what Ur say live is real with hamas just 24hours the will wipe them out is because international community and the lives of the inorcent ones the concida if not who is hamas if the can conquer all mdlle east what make u not believe that Iran is just a fruit to them up forget that is Jewish that own the world even america without Jewish there will be no american.

        • Nambulauwe maisala

          you are aliar.Israel depends on America for its servival;without America there can be israel.All weapons isreal usesare from America.

    • Yo you are living in a dream world listening too much fairy tales you call your self human’s even . Using F16 on unarmed civilians in Gaza if you enough fight with Turkey or Pakistan
      Just remember one we are Not afraid from death cause death is another life
      One more thing it’s only Pakistan who blow your plans in the air in 19s

      • Nicolas

        You are not afraid of death because you don’t respect the gift of life. Life is a gift of the creator. Who receives a gift and throws it back in the face of the giver. That is very unkind uncaring and ungrateful.

        • omar cheema

          just because someone is not afraid to die does not mean he is afraid to live.

          • sikandar abbas

            muslims we regard life as an thing given to us by allah almighty.we are always ready to sacrifice our lives for spreading and protection of islam.

        • We are MUSLIMS and we are the best.we wil rule the worl because weare follower of GREAT PROPHET MUHAMMAD S.A.W and the world is made only for HIM.

          • chibueze king king mmeka

            Ur very big fool idiot u will role the world in grave poor man

    • ofek

      you are a idiot

    • An American

      Hi Abbas Hamid,

      Your conclusions are correct. The weapons of the West, such as the U.S. and Israel, are decades ahead of any weapons in the hands of other Middle Eastern states, and even China and Russia. After all, in many of the Arab States wars with Israel, they fielded the best weaponry provided by their Soviet backers, but were largely slaughtered by Israeli forces.

  • I’d have a few choice things to say to a “GOD” who plays fast and loose with all religions, encouraging hatred in his name. Follow the ten commandments which really says it all about having respect for your God, yourselves and other’s, what ever your so called religious leaders dictate to each side. I cannot take people of your ilk that seriously as I do not understand the God that you choose to worship, who says honestly about himself, that he is a jelouse God of the Old Testament that you worship,a control freak who uses human kind to stoke his own out sized ego.

    • republican

      I am happy you have placed some of the blame at the door steps of some religious leaders. The crux of the matter has got to do with three things; interpretation, translation and personal conviction. The God you are talking about does not sanction any evil against humanity; Our choices make the difference. We can choose to kill one another or live in peace.

  • jacob

    Guys guys guys.. stop!!!
    !!!the coming of the lord is at hand!! Please Israeli , American, muslim, indian russian whoever u are v all are mankind saved by the blood Lord jesus christ shed on the cross as a ransom. God loves you so mch .. repent your sin accept him ad your saviour and god and escape frim this fallen world wch is at the disposal of the real enemy satan!

  • Long Live Pakistan

    Pakistan is strongest Muslim country don’t try to compare our country with foolish israel … and christen brothers one thing I want to tell you that your jessus (Hazrat ISSA) will become and he will also fight against Jew… search on internet “google” Jews are anticrist’s. They are our enimies…. be aware and research please….

    • Reuben Ben Yaakov

      It’s a pity that all 49 Muslim-majority countries in the world continue to be “governed” (and I use the word loosely) or ruled by corrupt, barbaric, stupid, primitive, devious and / or egocentric rulers. If the people of these countries were given the freedom to pursue real democracy, a Western education, freedom of speech and were given basic human rights then we might see this illiterate, hate-filled and violent Islamic world move into the 16th Century and possibly beyond and then maybe these 1.5 billion miserable, cruel people might begin to contribute something positive to the world. As things stand I see Muslims as poor, pathetic and vicious scum! Am Yisroel Chai!…….Long live Israel!

      • khan

        Sir Hitler was not moslem,

        • Ariel Sharon

          Hey khan the stupid muslim from paki paki
          Only jews and specialy Israely fighthers will put down dirty Islamic like you
          Israel army is by far the army of King David the lion of Zion , we have the power and technology to put you down, we help Indian army in order to Finnish once for all with rebel Muslim territory of India= Pakistan
          After paki like you will. E converted by force to Hindu religion of peace.
          The land of Israel belong to Jewish for ever !!!

          • MUHAMMAD AHMED

            You can’t win from those who enter the battlefield to earn Shahadut (honourable death). And Pakistan is one of the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping forces across the globe and its forces have served with distinction in places such as Congo, Bosnia, Somalia, Haiti, Srilanka. Pakistani forces a major part in the rescue of US marines. The operation that led to the Battle of Mogadish, when things went bad and the US started taking casualties, they then contacted Pakistan and UN forces for help. Pakistan Army played a major part in the subsequent rescue effort.

          • hey sharon,don’t say stupid words wgwinst islam and are now afraid of hamas.i am from pakistan .pakistan is the most brave country.i am in favour of day , HAMAS will invade israel

          • IF hinduism is peaceful then why are you DIRTY jew

        • Muslim nation is the most brave naation.They hate jews especially.I am a muslim.I hate jews and illegal state of israel.Israel will not remqin on earth,oneday.

          • Zaraar Zubair

            you are right allahuakbar

          • veron

            Lol…. u r pakistan army r always defeated by india and now we r planing to wipe out ur army
            Although we indians r peace lovers but at certain limite and now u cross the limit …^-^

          • veron

            And now don’t let me too to open more secrets and at this moment Indian army r delivering u r army to haven

          • Ariel Sharon

            You are stupid ignorant except mr Ahamaf up, he talk respectfully, israel have nothing against Islam…we have 2 millions muslims Israely citizen , the country which finance most new construction of mosques…jewish don’t affraid from islam we share respect that’s all.
            Now for bastard from any religion who want to try our power or determination I give one advise : Don’t Mess With Israel !!!
            Israel is country who respect life and want to live in peace , but if some power want to try attack us or destroy us…we can be very far…till death
            Read the Book Samason Option….if israel fall the world fall…if Judaism will fall all religions will fall….we are extremely powerful nuclear and more country…even our american brothers know that…american love strong ally….personally I have nothing against Pakistani people’s as I used to live in London and have very good Pakistani friends we respect each other beliefs and are very good friend…our vision is Peace for the future of the world and humanity…if you believe in Allha or Elohim or God you will understand that…cheers

          • chibueze king king mmeka

            If u don’t no what to say short up Ur unwatshed mouth Muslim world is the worst in education all over the world Ur there talking nonsense pigs 90% of middle east Muslim lack education and that is where there problems begging.

      • ofek

        you are a idiot first, how are all muslims bad? you just get your information from the media which is inconclusive these countries that you call barbaric have been destroyed by the jewish lobby and the cia for example, the shah of iran became the 5 strongest army in the world and was one of the few muslim leaders that reconigized isreal as a prospering state and gave them oil iran was allies with the us if the shahs regime was still around today iran would be like britain but the cia knew that the shah was too powerful so they funded the ayatollah to revolt against iran in 1979 after that iran became a terror state and the people in iran hate the ayatollah

      • chibueze king king mmeka

        Thanks bro there problem is lack of education fools

    • The God of Israel

      No, Darling…You got it all wrong! When Jesus comes to fight in the battle of Armageddon, it will be in defense of His beloved ISRAEL. You better realize that there’s a Supernatural FORCE backing Israel up (better known as The GOD of Israel; The Lion of the Tribe of Judah). So each time you try to attack Israel, you are only setting yourselves up for destruction.Pls ask your Arab predecessors what transpired in the 6 day war in 1967(inspite of their large number of armies & weaponry) against Israel. Who came out victorious? Israel!!!
      So, my darling if the league of Arab nations hasn’t learnt its lessons from history and still wants to join forces against Israel; Bring it on!!!
      We will be happy to entreat the God of Israel to repeat His acts of old & make mincemeat of you all at least for the benefit of this generation; that they might learn to fear the God of Israel. However,there’s another option – you could choose to repent & give your lives to Christ Jesus and be saved from imminent destruction.

      • Alex d

        Amen to that!!!!!!

      • Amen to that…

      • Jesus of Nazareth

        This is true !! Jesus will save Israel in the last battle and he will show himself to the Jews so they can repent and believe in him !! God will never forget his beloved land, Israel !!

        • Prederator of evil

          Islamic texts regard Jesus as a human being and a righteous messenger of God. Islam rejects the idea of him being God or the begotten Son of God. According to Islamic scriptures, the belief that Jesus is God or Son of God isshirk, or the association of partners with God, and thereby a rejection of God’s divine oneness (tawhid) and the sole unpardonable sin. [ 32 ]All other sins may be forgiven through true repentance: shirk speaks of associating partners with God after having received the Divine Guidance, as it is said in the Quran and Hadith that when one submits to God (i.e. embraces Islam), their “accounts” (of sins and righteous deeds used to determine the standing of a person on the Last Day) are numbered from that moment. A verse from the Quran reads:
          In blasphemy indeed are those that say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary. Say: “Who then hath the least power against Allah, if His will were to destroy Christ the son of Mary, his mother, and all every—one that is on the earth? For to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between. He createth what He pleaseth. For Allah hath power over all things.”
          —Quran sura 5 (Al-Ma’ida), ayah17 [ 33 ] [ 34

      • The world can’t see the hand of God defending the land and it’s people of Israel. When the Redeemer come and lay His kingdom on Earth. Israel will be so huge in mass land from ( Eygpt – Iran ) from ( I rag – Suadi Arabia ).

      • Zaraar Zubair

        when the Muslims fought against the crusades in Jerusalem who won we did because god was on our side

    • Alex d

      It’s a shame u have a mind frame set that way. Why the hatred? Ask yourself this question . Did Jesus hate? Did he not teach about the father and love ? Did he not teach to love your brother and sister. There will never be peace or love with the mind set of hatred in ones heart

    • Zaheer

      Keep on fighting and spreading blood for future generations to come.
      Did anyone was asked at the time of birth which religion or country he wishes to select???
      Well if ur answer is no than u got all the answers to the disputes u r fighting for.

      It is not worthed to fight or hate fellow humans on bases of country, religion or race.

      Life is very short so don’t waste it in destroying others.

      Love for Pakistan, India,UAE, Palestine, Israel and all other countries in the world and regrets for killings going on in Gaza.
      I wish Israel and middle eastern countries starts helping each other rather than thinking of destroying.
      World war 1 and 2 are good lessons from history for all of us.
      It is not late yet but it can be if we all don’t change our thinking…

      Zaheer from Pakistan.

      • being human

        dats great thinking…
        nd i realy apreciate you
        …..from india…
        world peace and hindu-muslim-chris nd all othr religions unity wil help to make dis world a beautyful place…

      • chibueze king king mmeka

        Never Islam can’t be someone brother there agent of s astanlight and dackness can never have anything to do with echi other pls islam is war and the r doing what there so called prophet remain for them to do.

    • Thats is the most stupid text I have ever read in my life…. seem that you have history wrong. Very sorry for you….

    • Si, you are the most Illiterate individual. I am very sorry for you… you should do some serious reading in search of reality. ..

    • Subham

      Pakistan is no where in the list……. be aware and research please….

    • Zaraar Zubair

      you are right Long Live Pakistan I am Pakistani and I don’t like Jews especially Zionist allahuakbar and Pakistan zindabad

    • chibueze king king mmeka

      Ur nothing but monkey u guys r just jealous of is real because there the choosing ones is the real anti Christ is Muslims Islam is realigion of war Islam is evil smalling paki dirty things.

    • An American

      I’m sorry, Long Live Pakistan, but your assumptions are incorrect. In the Christian Book of Revelations, it is stated that Judaism will unite with Christianity in the end times. No, we Christians will not slay our Jewish brethren, as Jesus Christ is a merciful God who is accepting to all who accept him by being baptized in His name.

  • My brothers, let’s call a spade a spade, i believe u all know the truth. No Arab nation on earth can stand Israel in military combat, Isarel is the strongest nation in Middle East and ur various govts know that, that is why none of them want to be a victim. Israel has the capability of sinking half of Arab countries in one week, what is happening in Gaza is just a child’s play but Israel should stop killing Gazans becuase Gazans are human being and have the right to live in a free society too.

    • khan

      They will continue till the end of all Jew. and you will see them how the muslims killing Jew every where and they will behind the tree . nothing will support them.
      except that one tree will hide them.. see in Quraan

      • Ariel Sharon

        Coran is a story tell a big lie, of muhamad the liar….he was saved many time by Jews living in Saudi Arabia. You think you live in the period of salahin or muhamad al hatib…wake up nut shell, Israel by far can Finnish with Islamics like you and burn you to ash…
        Don’t mess with Israel….the Jewish state and Tsahal is Army of King David( Jésus Christ Is belong to the house of King David)
        Respect to our Christians brothers worldwide

        • Sharon.dont forget that QURAN is the best book in the world.If you people have any doubt.Can you produce a single line better than QURAN?never………

        • Zaraar Zubair

          go f**k yourself the Quran was sent town by god himself and the prophet Muhammad(SAW) was a beautiful man who never lied. for saying this u are going to hell u are such a loser

      • Jesus of Nazareth

        This tree refers to God !! Many Nations ( ARABS and muslims) will battle against Israel but Israel has God and will defeat them !! This is a prophecy.

      • chibueze king king mmeka

        That Ur stupid quren or what ever u called it that is Brain watshing u was writing by that Ur fake agent of Satan pbh so just go and sleep poor people.

    • Zaraar Zubair

      are u kidding me Jordan can kick the Israelis ass plus the Israelis cant even defeat Hamas

      • South African Boer

        Jordan hhahahahah, they have to much trouble sitting with all the refugees from Syria, they can’t even keep their own population in order, remember the Arab spring, Jordan was almost one of those countries to fall to a revolution, go do your research, they also had a lot of petitions inside their own country. Now if I recall correctly I never heard anything of a Jewish or Israeli Spring hahaha, Jordan can’t even control their own population. And you expect them to fight against the most formidable army(Israel) in the Middle-East, look I wont insult anyone’s religion or beliefs but this is just crazy. Israel will never lose in a war against Jordan that’s just common sense. Oh yeah unfortunately Hamas’ so called fighters are so busy hiding in between the population, Israel can’t wipe them out otherwise they would have to kill all of the people in Gaza, Qatar, Iran, Lebanon and mainly the rest of the middle east(Because they are playing hide and seek or hit and run hahaha with their missiles, sorry home made or improvised yes because they have colleges for building tunnels and explosive rocks and yes how “Glorious” is that not, but they can’t even upgrade anything for the local people or try to look after them), everyone would be angry at them and I believe they have to much humanity to kill so many civilians. Roof knocking and leaflets dropped from the sky as warnings to the local civilians in Gaza, WOW!! I wonder if Hamas does that every time they fire a rocket or send a suicide bomber to kill innocent women and children in Israel.


    • Read the Bible psalm 83 at least that will clear your mind, and you will see Israel will WIN all battel

      • Jesus of Nazareth

        This is True !! God will save Israel, his promised and beloved land. This is a prophecy. God bless you to your words 🙂

    • Alex d

      That will never happen and u know it

    • Poor soul, your are as dome as yojr comment.

      • Zaraar Zubair

        maro u are stupid and annoying as hell I am Muslim and no one likes Israel

  • Pakistan forever

    israel had decided to become vanished from earth….they are not thinking that the muslim world is taking time just for their unity which will be much soon to them………so its time for israel to sucide,,… .

    • Monsur

      Down with Israel and its allies.

    • Jesus of Nazareth

      Haha you think Muslims are going to defeat Israel just because they are many ???? Israelis and Jews are very intelligent so they can defeat billions of armies !! God will save Israel, his beloved promised land. This is a Prophecy !! live with it !!

    • chibueze king king mmeka

      So where is there unity u most be stupid village man even if u can’t c I op u can her Ur so call Muslim is even devided gout

    • An American

      Islam could never unite due to its internal ideological differences. The Sunnis and the Shiites hate each other with a passion, and even Arab countries who detest Jewish Israel couldn’t put aside their differences to fight them-instead they fight each other.

  • pakistan forever

    the american supported country ISRAEL can not challege even bangladesh if they are brave then try just once to attack iran or pakistan…..they just blast on pelestine which has nothing to response………a lion will always fight with a lion…….and coward just grow with the support and mercy of lion.

    • Ariel Sharon

      Pakistan is a dirty terror nation we’ll known sponsors of talibans and al qaida….you are rebel territory of great India nation…..soon India will do the job and convert you pakistani to Hindu region. By force.
      So you have much to afraid from your giant neighbor India

      • Prederator of evil

        I doubt the humanity of all the people who hv supported israel….
        children are never responsible for anything, ,, killing them is brutal,, u ppl call them terrorists but sit for a while and think wat a 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 year old child could be,,,,
        u ppl have a very strange problem of poking ur nose in everything,,,
        muslims never ask u any kinda opinion, ,, itz nt abu india,,, n we r mature enuf to knw wat z right n wrong,,,,,
        mind ur stuff n comment on things that r related to u,,,, , don’t drag urself on any GAZA issue,,,,

      • you people jews are dirty nation

      • Zaraar Zubair

        al-Qaeda is finished now and Afghanistan supports Taliban u dumbass

      • hashim khan

        hahahahahahahah..India army of cowards.1 Pakistani soldier is better than 1000 Indian soldiers because when they fight they dont care about there life they care about shahadaat but you non Muslims can,t understand what shahadat is

        • prathamesh

          lol…u pakistani r all dumbass….wt hell do u know abt indian army do u even know how difficult it is to get recruited into indian army
          ur pakistan is at mere mercy of india
          u pakistani r jst like pet dog to india
          india can wipe u all out within few days
          the thing is aft we do this we hv to babysit another 120 million idiots

  • pakistan forever

    israel should avoid and must think deeply about their future…….evey country is related with other for its profit…..they must know that they live here always in threats.

  • pakistan forever

    the problem against israel for the muslims is that they are not united they are limited to their countries……….but when they became one………..i hope the earth will be conqured by muslims…and israel will take a rest in peace..thankyou..pakistan zindabad.

    • Jesus of Nazareth

      Islam sucks !! God will save his own people!! the Jews!!

      • Zaraar Zubair

        Islam is the true religion we will go to heaven u will go to hell

  • Israel army is foolish army they thought they can occupy lebanon in 24 hrs. 44 days and couldn’t even enter 1/4 of lebanon ‘s border I think german heer is the most powerful army

  • Vitalis Oyoo-Onyango

    Israel is one of the strongest military powers in the world because of its advancement in military technology,spearheaded by the Jews of diasporra,and you know how they loved their promised land!Some of the greatest military scientists world over are of Jewish descent and they will do anything in their power and ability to let the ‘sweet mother’ country get.Remember Robert Oppenheimer and the atomic bomb? I hope you are aware that the Jewish state made the Neutron Bomb five years before the USA!Only the Mossad knows the true strength of the Israeli military power,not you nor me.

    • Michel

      MY Son You Are So Small . Israel Don’t Have Atomic Bomb Of Their Own But The USA Government Gifted It To Them. Israel Has Occupied Palestine Illegaly , It’s not Their Land.

      • Rudolph

        Actually if you do your home work South Africa and israels both have nuclear bombs South Africa has 3 that the world knows of and keeps israels hidden for them in some mountain and no government in the world knows how strong israels military might is cause guess what “brother” they don’t show case it to the world like all the other country’s and why defend the sea when the have superior speed to their naval ships this not requiring a large naval force to protect its 247km coastal line plus they have middle systems that have far greater range then any naval ship missile system situated around their coast they are battle hardened Pakistan Iran Syria Egypt(secular state) can’t even keep their own house in order and there equipment is outdated but superior in numbers which counts for nothing the only Islamist state which is turkey which is actuall a secular state not Islamic state has the power to actually have a good go at Israel and why if the turkish hate them so much haven’t they helped out the palestinians? I’ll tell you why because israels military power is unknown and everyone is scared of the unknown Israel have some of the finest weapons ever produced and much more advanced. Pakistan might have numbers on their side but inferior weapons and capabilities of the Jewish state plus Israel have discipline and work as 1 not like Pakistan and the others mentioned above who branch off into undisciplined units that cannot coordinate with the rest of their forces

        • How many corporation, company’s are Israeli we both know that in Israel live more then 7mil about the 1/2 have military workout the rest won’t go down with out a fight. Allover the world the Israeli send a lot of $$$ to there country. They live and die for they loving Holy land. Bless you .PS I’m a christian and we stand with Israel, I myself found away to send $$ to Israel, with a friend in Newyork

          • khan

            but you don’t see the children they kill ,
            shame on you and your religion. you people scare from israel we are fighting with stone only and not scarring

      • chibueze king king mmeka

        Sir I won’t insult u but I should advise to go and sleep because u no nothing go and make Ur resatch very well even america is nothing without Jewish is not everything we can say on air

      • chibueze king king mmeka

        The did not there in the land which God give to them God own theland and he give it to his children so u guys should go to hell

    • pakistan forever

      we will crash ur dirty land soon israel………..let just gear up the muslim world for their unity then wait and watch.

      • Pakistan What?

        Pakistan is a broken country, not even worth considering there ability to project power when they can’t even control there own territory. Give me a break, they can’t even police streets,international airports, or keep the power on.

        • Zaraar Zubair

          Pakistan has a better army than Israel search it up

      • Israel forever

        We feel sorry for the innocent children who are being killed…Stop hiding weapons in schools retard hamas…its over 60 years you have been trying to crash that dirty land…you will never succeed…lol

      • I guess that if the world was run by people like you, it would be ruin to the ground…. I hope you never leave the cave you live on…

  • Pakistani

    Look Israeli, egyptian, korean, iranian and everyone else.. Dont mess up with me. No matter what trouble im in, im a pakistani and i stand on top of you guys 😉

    • KEVIN

      Crawl back into your litter box Mr. Paprika. You guys are a bug on the windshield of the real super powers of the world. We would wipe our shoes on your face if things ever got nasty.

      • ammar

        Go ahead u dont know pakistan has the best intelligence agency and one of the best army as stated!
        armies are judged on their performance not on their strength..
        it is only pakistan army who could counter attack or control talibans or al qaeda!! if these taliban(biggest problem in pakistan) will enter and attack your damn country(idk from which country you belong from)then your country will be ruin and your army will be helpless!!
        even indian army cheif states that pakistan army is best in the world!!

        • ammar is an idiot

          Oh yeah.. best army and best intelligence..

          Pakistan doesn’t even know Bin Laden is in their country and he lived in the town where the military base is located. How useful is your intelligence agency.

          Ok, let s say even if your agency knows Bin Laden was in Pakistan,hiding in his little hole.. We can say that your country is a shit hole where the terrorists are flocking in and out.

          I feel myself disgusted talking to a person living in a country where women are killed with stones by her own family.

          • ammar your dad

            plzz do some research before write anything!!
            bin laden was not pakistani he is from saudi arabia and your daddy bush used him as leader for afghan freedom war which was totally supported by America!!
            BUT THIS IS MYTH!!
            NO HARD FEELING SIR!
            YOUR NAME MADE ME MAD!

          • Jesus of Nazareth

            haha thanks for this Comment !! I am an Israeli and i stand with Israel !!

          • long live muslims

            O hello if you dont know than i’ll tell u that the 9/11 was done by your stupid u.s govt just to blame pakistan but our ISI spoiled their plan and proved that your coward u.s govt who did that. And if we r that hated people than why u.s is after our resources, why america is not leaving us. U stupid people.

      • Zaraar Zubair

        we have the sixth biggest force in the world search it up dumbo

  • Chuni

    hello everybody, I am a jewish israeli and I read this article but I think ur all wrong in many ways… first of all idf was not made of purpose “to kill Palestinian children” , the truth is it is the sad reality of war that innocent people from both side gets hurt in the way, it is not only Palestinian children who die and I wish there will come a day where it will all end not only in Israel land but all over the world, where we realize that everybody lose in wars, in addition every year all over the world about 150 billion animals gets killed in a most cruel ways imagine, if we as humans don’t change our ways soon I belive it will all come back at us eventually, start with being vegeterians, throw away all weapons… and realize religion is not that important in the end every person is allowed to belive what he wants and we got to learn to respect that, thank you all very much and have a nice day 🙂

    • emed

      @chuni…so far the only sane voice in the entire thread. come on guys what difference does it make who has the most weapons. eventually we will all die. both Jews and Muslims believe in the world here after, both from clans Ibrahim so lets calm down and worry about what will happen six feet under. Promised land or not, every human irrespective of cast colour creed religion has a right to better life but not on the behest of usurping some ones rights. lets keep it simple.

      • Peace

        I agree I am a Jewish American and we all die eventually so why should we all kill each other in war when we can live a peaceful life.I hope this goes to all religions Israel,Pakistan,India,U.S.,etc

    • Prederator of evil

      Our Great Rabb (God), Allah’u Tealahas created all of the universe for only human beings. That is, our world, all of the heavens and grounds and between them has been created by Allahfor only human beings. All of the angels, jinns, animals,and all alive and lifeless creatureshave been created for only human beings and have been given at the service of human beings by Allah. Allahin Al-Baqarah Surah 29thverse and in Jathiya Surah 13thverse says:
      “He is the One, Great Allah is the One who created everythingon earth for human beings.” (2/Al-Baqarah-29)

  • Nader

    “The Muslim Brotherhood’s Egypt” ???!!!
    This sentence is one of the most retarded things I’ve seen in my whole life.

  • Arturo

    Peace and love isnt that what everyone wants ✌️❤️

  • i support iseral

    Stupid iran.stupid iran leadership.the world wants guy want to destroy the world.dictatorship iran governments. I always support iseral.i love jesus.iseral are God chosen people

    • Jack

      I wonder what is the power of Israel minus the US!! Israel withstands just because the US always is there to back them!!. Israel cannot match even the poor African countries as they are standing their own unlike Israel…

      • KEVIN

        First of all your crediblilty is totally shot because you cannot even construct a proper sentence. And let me remind you it was the Jewish intellect of Von Neumann, Einstein and Oppenheimer that created the atomic bomb. BOOM !! You lose.

        • Layni Shepherd

          Let me inform you that the first nuclear weapons project was actually designed by the British, not the Americans, not the Jewish, not Oppenheimer, not Einstein. It was in fact the British Government and scientists from Birmingham University England, it was the work done here that led the Maud report, that actually given to the American Government persuaded Vannevar Bush, scientific adviser and Dean of MIT to push the White House into building the Atomic Bomb, The British were well down the line of devloping a working bomb when they handed over all the research along with the entire British project ‘ Tube Alloys’ to be subsumed into the Manhattan project. Don’t let facts get in your way of the truth ..

        • Zaraar Zubair

          Einstein could not even tie his own shoes

          • many muslim scientist in baghdad were much better scholars then einstien who could not tie his shoe.very funny he was.

      • John

        Israel are the CHOSEN PEOPLE OF GOD. They do not need anybody to them. GOD THE FATHER – YAWEH and his SON JESUS always protect them, even though Jews do not believe in JESUS. ONE DAY THEY WILL FOR SURE. Jews are the most intelligent race on earth and many other nations are jealous of them.

        • ammar your dad


          • AUZAIN

            I am a Pakistani Muslim. Israel is a regional power. Over last three decades its Army has transformed into an elite firing force. While all Arab countries lack initiative and technology to face Israel. Turkey, Pakistan and Iran can defeat it but again its the USA which would never let Israel fall. With dedication and commitment seen in Hezbulla plus complete help from all these countries ultimately Israel will fall. But it demands consistency to continue war with financial assistance from KSA, UAE etc. Its quite logical that Israel facing all these countries for period entending over months will collapse their manpower, stamina, resources and finally the will to fight and call USA.

      • Paul Lang

        Are you on drugs?

        Israel can match the other regional powers(now), but if they are backed by Russia, or they attack in unison, it will likely need the US.

      • chibueze king king mmeka

        In 1948 even us and all EU joined Arab world to fight them yet the still won u all what nonsense r u talking again the world without is real is like wise a world without God the problem is just jealous and is normal because even in every family everybody hate who father loves so much I pity any country who will ever think war with is real.

    • nouman khalil

      pakistan destroyed russia in afghanistan,,USA in afghanistan ,,,inshallah pakistan destroyed israil in 2020,,,,,

      • ggg

        And Pakistan destroyed itself in 2021

  • martin

    Wrong!most analysists agree that Israel ranks 3rd on the list.Anyway,their technology is everywhere,in USA,China,India,South America etc.Never heard Egyptian or Iranian or Turkisk technology anywhere.Israel has all the capabilities needed in modern warfare.

    • McBearsNY

      Israel has much tech but no way 3rd that’s ridiculous, Israel relies heavily on western aid and many military programs are done in cooperation with the west, furthermore Israel has no fleet warships and no strategic bombers

      • John

        Rubbish. Israel rely only on GOD THE FATHER. In fact, USA, Britain etc. rely on ISRAEL for all their latest war machinery.

        • kalos

          lol the americans and the uk are superpowers, the Israelis are a regional power. Israel can probably fend off a superpower at their border but when you go beyond the range of their f16s ,as the above commentator stated they have no strategic bombers and without these types of planes would have trouble attacking the phillipines and the latest technologies like b2 bombers and stealth aircraft and batwing aircraft are not supplied by Israel LOL, does Israel even have bombers stealth or otherwise NO nor have they been able to field the newer bat wing configuration aircraft like the rq170 or the b2 , these types of planes require very sophisticated computers to fly

        • Raj

          I agree with john , Even we indians take weapons frm israel& I think india & israel should come together as we have common enemies in these muslim terrorists & if we come together nobody can defeat us as india has a large army & israel has the expertise. I respect israel as they have hold up against so many enemies around them for so long.

        • Usama Bin Iqbal

          God didn’ t gave Jews Israel, Britain did…. Ilegally

    • John

      I totally agree with you

    • Aaron

      Well my friend, you are probably right. Israel has state of the art military technology but let’s be serious for a second and ponder over this. Israel compared to Turkey, Pakistan or even Iran is out-numbered and out-gunned almost 10 to 1 if not more. For instance if there are 5 fighters against 1 and even if that is the latest technology, chances are that the 1 of the five enemy fighter will hit bulls eye. where as the 1 state of the art fighter will need 100% hit rate to make it out in one piece. Even with it’s great military technology superiority, israel would not last a war against the nations higher in that list with out USA support. That is a logical conclusion based on observation.

      • AUZAIN

        I agree with you. This is what I think and same has been commented by me.

      • Len

        According to your observation ? According to historical fact. Israel won major major war against the Arab nations, including Egypt which has hundreds of thousands of soldiers, an airforce, and hundreds of tanks. Israel with a a few hundred farmers, men and women, no airforce, just a handful of artillery guns defeated 5 Arab nations and gained their independence in 1948. Again in 1967 Israel won against the Arabs and took back Jerusalem including the Golan Heights. You speak about Israel losing against 10 to 1 ? That is exactly the odds that Israel was up against In every war against the Arabs. They have always come out the victors….so much for your observation.

  • Prince of PERSIA

    please stop making jokes about IRAN. this is a country with thousands of years of History and Culture. having nuclear power will not make you strong since you are killing women and children in Palestine. do you have a strong army to kill children?? it’s really funny. an army man should fight another army MAN to identify if he is strong enough or not. I as an Iranian tell you all, we don’t want to fight anybody we want the peace around the world BUT if some one doos something crazy we are ready to die for our country like our fathers in last 7000 years 🙂

    • Sorry to break this to you, but the current rulers of Persia believe in terrorism, and are funding the men who carry bombs on their backs. This is against Shahira and against the International Law.

      They have made open threats to anhilate a whole country, and this too, is against Shahira and International Law. Many countries, including China, don’t want them having the a-bomb.

      Lastly, the last election in Persia was rigged.

    • adrian

      you are dumb if you believe that that is all Iran wants

    • johan candra

      Yes, I am agree with you, I am muslim, we all love peace. Please stop the war,, I am from indonesia

    • We israils don’t needs war with anyone we israils are not want to superior in military because we know we’re chosen people by God. So no things better than selected by God!! But there is one fact that no body can’t deny in the modern history of israel the wars what we fights against our enemies we were winers no body able to defeated us so Iran and other countries should know what’s israel.

      • Faheem

        U r not those people chosen by God.u made changes in Taurat & ur fellow Rabbi also said that Moses declared that jews wont have their homeland.Tell me why Rabbi Jews dont considered Israel as a state.
        Dont for forget Six Day war & 1973 war with arab states.Pakistan’s force volunteers helped arab & PAF flew Arab’s forces aircraft & destroy around 6 aircraft & many ground forces.

      • shaadali

        You dont remember salauddin we agree that you are people genration of lots of profit but they all in under islamic flag remember that

    • israel are chosen peplz of GOD that y thay dont have there own land thay have to fight for land with weak countries if there GOD cant give them a peaceful land to live so it means there GOD haven’t to much power.muslims are weak but that are GOD chosen becoz thay have there own lands. and few muslim countries can demolish all world dnt under estimate the power of pakistan iran turkey

  • Chibyke

    Isreal is a nation ordained & chosen by Jehovah God of heaven & earth, remember what happened to Pharoah & all his army at the red sea, remember what happened during the Arab war against Isreal in 1967, remember it is not the size or quantity that wins a war.The God of Isreal is alive & shall proove his mighty power when the war shall start. Remember God has not & can never ever fail. Iran beware, be warned!!!

    • John

      Those who do not listen to the voice of GOD concerning ISRAEL and the JEWS are DOOMED.

      • defence expert

        Oh!With all due respect sir,but you really expect a nation ,which has beaten pak military 4times at battleground(three times decisively),to claim that Pakistani terrorists,I mean military,is best in the world!!!

    • AUZAIN

      Yes we also know what they did by worshiping animals made of gold and we also know then What did GOD do to them. Yes they were chosen then but got the treatment for not turning to one GOD.

  • Evangelist udoka

    Greetings 4rm d heart.know the truth and the truth shall set u free.people should set there mind on things above.all the earth must pass away.people should focus on there spiritual life,there relationship with the creator and live a holy life.i believe in christ jesus.repent today and accept christ jesus,that your soul will b saved.if you die in sin you’l forever regret.please know that heaven and hell is real.think over again,thanks

  • McBearsNY

    Israel has a powerful military but it has no fleet warships and no strategic bombers

    • it has no fleet warships and no strategic bombers???
      No Problem .Israel will always be victorious no matter what the circumstances. History has a lot to tell us so…

      • prathamesh

        who says Israel don’t hv fighter aircrafts or strategic bombers…
        recently israel hv acquired HAL tejas combat aircrafts from India

  • Elliot J. Stamler

    As Golda Meir (r.i.p.) said many years ago the Israelis aren’t going anywhere because they have no place to go. And by the way, the comments of the occasional Moslem who drops in to this column should show in their pure hate and fanaticism why peace with Islam is a complete delusion in the forseeable future.

    • occasional Muslim

      This is a occasional Muslim, first your own Bibi in his book Permanent peace says that “It is always has been a dream for us to have a country of our own” meaning you haven’t had country, you don’t have a country, you are making country by throwing people out of their own land. May be that explain the dislike and hatred for your actions. I personally am from Iran which has the largest population of Jewish out side of Israel in the middle east. I wish that with the election of moderate Rouhani and weakening of the hard liners Iran can have his Jewish community back to their own-home land in full force. peace

      • Jan Fourowls

        In the US I’ve yet to meet an “occasional” Muslim, and hajib-and burka-wearers come out to shop with veiled hostility in the US stores alongside the rest of us, so it’s not an academic point.

        The inglorious Quran’s empty words of peace are belied by its accompanying unholy directions for scheming (taqiyyah) against non-Muslims, along with violent and stealth jihad, terror and cruelty — including barbaric amputation (“have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides”), murder, crucifixion (as happened this week when Caliphate IS crucified 9 people) — against Jews, Christians and insufficiently devout Muslim males, plus the above and also beating, conscription, dehumanization and polygamy against all women everywhere, see, e.g., Quran 2:223-225, 3:28, 3:54-55, 4:5, 4:34, 4:44-47, 4:91, 4:103, 4:154-160, 4:167, 5:14-17, 5:33, 5:37, 5:49-60, 8:30, 9:3, 10:21, 66:2.

        Israel and the Jewish people remain in my prayers for the God of the Bible to be with them always. As a Christian I pray that more of us in the body of Christ will read the Quran for ourselves and see that unlike the love-and-justice gospel taught by Jesus in the 1st century A.D. and reported in the Bible’s new testament, Mohammad five centuries later wrote an unholy war book. Anybody can read it and see that the Quran features hypocrisy and genocide against Jews and Christians; also misogyny, murder and maiming.

        I refuse to pretend about the taqiyyah or the terror of Islamists.

        The Bible promises that God gives not a spirit of fear but the Spirit (Holy, or Ruach HaKodesh in Hebrew) of love and power and a sound mind. If I had to read a book so cruel as the Quran on a regular basis, those promises would be hard to maintain.

        My sympathies are for all Muslims because their Quranic scriptures are so indefensibly vile. They resort to taqiyyah to pretend otherwise to Westerners who have not actually read the Quran. May Muslims find a better religion, one that might actually get them to heaven through believing on Jesus Christ as Son of the Father who redeems and saves us, and would never tell us to amputate anybody’s hands and feet on alternating sides as the Quran directs. Ew!!!!!

        • Prederator of evil

          Islamic texts regard Jesus as a human being and a righteous messenger of God. Islam rejects the idea of him being God or the begotten Son of God. According to Islamic scriptures, the belief that Jesus is God or Son of God isshirk, or the association of partners with God, and thereby a rejection of God’s divine oneness (tawhid) and the sole unpardonable sin. [ 32 ]All other sins may be forgiven through true repentance: shirk speaks of associating partners with God after having received the Divine Guidance, as it is said in the Quran and Hadith that when one submits to God (i.e. embraces Islam), their “accounts” (of sins and righteous deeds used to determine the standing of a person on the Last Day) are numbered from that moment. A verse from the Quran reads:
          In blasphemy indeed are those that say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary. Say: “Who then hath the least power against Allah, if His will were to destroy Christ the son of Mary, his mother, and all every—one that is on the earth? For to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between. He createth what He pleaseth. For Allah hath power over all things.”
          —Quran sura 5 (Al-Ma’ida), ayah17 [ 33 ] [ 34 ]
          The Christian doctrine of the Trinityis similarly rejected in Islam. Such notions of the divinity of Jesus, Muslims state, resulted from human interpolations of God’s revelation. Islam views Jesus as a human like all other prophets, who preached that salvation came through submission to God’s will and worshiping God alone. Thus, Jesus is considered in Islam to have been a Muslim by the definition of the term (i.e., one who submits to God’s will), as were all other prophets in Islam. [ 35 ]It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong).
          —Quran, sura 3 ( Al-i-Imran) ayah 3 [ 17 ]
          And in their footsteps We sent Isa the son of Maryam, confirming the Law that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah.
          Let the people of the Gospel judge by what Allah hath revealed therein. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (no better than) those who rebel.
          —Quran sura 5, ( Al-Ma’ida), ayat 46-47 [ 18 ]
          The Quran states that Jesus was aided by a group of discipleswho believed in His message. While not naming the disciples, the Quran does give a few instances of Jesus preaching the message to them. The Quran mentions in chapter 3, verses 52-53, that the disciples submitted in the faith of Islam:
          When Jesus found Unbelief on their part He said: “Who will be My helpers to (the work of) Allah?” Said the disciples: “We are Allah’s helpers: We believe in Allah, and do thou bear witness that we are Muslims.
          Our Lord! we believe in what Thou hast revealed, and we follow the Messenger; then write us down among those who bear witness.”
          —Quran Surah Al-Imran 52-53 [ 19 ]
          The longest narrative involving Jesus’ disciples is when they request a laden table to be sent from Heaven, for further proof that Jesus is preaching the true message:
          Behold! the disciples, said: “O Jesus the son of Mary! can thy Lord send down to us a table set (with viands) from heaven?” Said Jesus: “Fear Allah, if ye have faith.”
          They said: “We only wish to eat thereof and satisfy our hearts, and to know that thou hast indeed told us the truth; and that we ourselves may be witnesses to the miracle.”
          Said Jesus the son of Mary: “O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a table set (with viands), that there may be for us—for the first and the last of us—a solemn festival and a sign from thee; and provide for our sustenance, for thou art the best Sustainer (of our needs).”
          Allah said: “I will send it down unto you: But if any of you after that resisteth faith, I will punish him with a penalty such as I have not inflicted on any one among all the peoples.”
          —Quran Surah Al-Ma’ida 112-115 [ 20 ]
          Main article: Islamic view of Jesus’ death
          Islamic texts categorically deny the idea of crucifixion or death attributed to Jesus by the New Testament. [ 6 ] [ 21 ]The Quran states that people (i.e., the Jews and Romans) sought to kill Jesus, but they did not crucify nor kill him, although “this was made to appear to them”. Muslims believe that Jesus was not crucified but instead, he was raised up by God unto the heavens. This “raising” is often understood to mean through bodily ascension.
          “Andtheysaid we have killed the Messiah Jesus son of Mary, the Messenger of God. They did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, though it was made to appear like that to them; those that disagreed about him are full of doubt, with no knowledge to follow, only supposition: they certainly did not kill him. On the contrary, God raised him unto himself. God is almighty and wise.”
          —Quran surah 4 ( An-Nisaالنساء) ayah 157-158 [ 22 ]
          Discussing the interpretation of those scholars who deny the crucifixion, the Encyclopaedia of Islamwrites:
          The denial, furthermore, is in perfect agreement with the logic of the Quran. The Biblical stories reproduced in it (e.g., Job, Moses, Joseph, etc.) and the episodes relating to the history of the beginning of Islamdemonstrate that it is “God’s practice” (sunnat Allah) to make faith triumph finally over the forces of evil and adversity. “So truly with hardship comes ease”, (XCIV, 5, 6). For Jesus to die on the cross would have meant the triumph of his executioners; but the Quran asserts that they undoubtedly failed: “Assuredly God will defend those who believe”; (XXII, 49). He confounds the plots of the enemies of Christ (III, 54).
          Substitution interpretation
          While most western scholars, [ 23 ]Jews, [ 24 ] [ 25 ]and Christians believe Jesus died, most Muslims believe he ascended to Heavenwithout being put on the cross and God transformed another person to appear exactly like Jesus who was crucified instead of Jesus (cf. Irenaeuus’description of the heresy of Basilides, Book I, ch. XXIV, 4 [ 26 ]). Jesus ascended bodily to Heaven, there to remain until his Second Comingin the End Days.
          Second coming
          See also: Second Coming § Islam, Islamic eschatologyand Hadith of Jesus Praying Behind Mahdi
          According to Islamic tradition which describes this graphically, Jesus’ descent will be in the midst of wars fought by al-Mahdi(lit. “the rightly guided one”), known in Islamic eschatologyas the redeemer of Islam, againstal-MasÄ«h ad-Dajjāl(the Antichrist ” False messiah”) and his followers. [ 27 ]Jesus will descend at the point of a white arcade, east of Damascus, dressed in yellow robes—his head anointed. He will say prayer behindal-Mahdithen join him in his war against the Dajjal. Jesus, considered as a Muslim, will abide by the Islamic teachings. Eventually, Jesus will slay the Antichrist, and then everyone who is one of the People of the Book(ahl al-kitāb, referring to Jews and Christians) will believe in him. Thus, there will be one community, that of Islam. [ 28 ] [ 29 ]
          Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 43:Kitab-ul-`Ilm(Book of Knowledge), Hâdith Number 656:
          Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the cross, kill the pigs, and abolish theJizyatax. Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it (as charitable gifts).”
          —Narrated by Abu Huraira [ 30 ]
          After the death ofal-Mahdi, Jesus will assume leadership. This is a time associated in Islamic narrative with universal peace and justice. Islamic texts also allude to the appearance of Ya’juj and Ma’juj(known also as Gog and Magog), ancient tribes which will disperse and cause disturbance on earth. God, in response to Jesus’ prayers, will kill them by sending a type of worm in the napes of their necks. [ 27 ]Jesus’ rule is said to be around forty years, after which he will die. Muslims will then perform the funeral prayerfor him and then bury him in the city of Medinain a grave left vacant beside Muhammad, Abu Bakr, and Umar( companions of Muhammadand the first and second Sunni caliphs( Rashidun) respectively) IsaIbn Maryam ( Arabic:عيسى, translit.:ʿĪsā), known as Jesusin the New Testament, is considered to be a Messenger of Godand al-Masih(the Messiah) in Islam [ 1 ] [ 2 ]:30who was sent to guide the Children of Israel(banÄ« isrā’Ä«l) with a new scripture, al-InjÄ«l(the Gospel). [ 3 ]The belief that Jesus is a prophet is required in Islam, as it is for all prophets named in the Qur’an. This is reflected in the fact that he is clearly a significant figure in the Qur’an (appearing in 93ayaat[or, verses]), though Noah, Adam and Moses appear with even greater frequency. [ 4 ]It states that Jesus was born to Mary( Arabic: Maryam) as the result of virginal conception, a miraculous event which occurred by the decree of God(Arabic: Allah). To aid in his ministry to the Jewishpeople, Jesus was given the ability to perform miracles(such as healing the blind, bringing dead people back to life, etc.), all by the permission of God rather than of his own power. According to the Quran, Jesus, although appearing to have been crucified, was not killed by crucifixionor by any other means; instead, “God raised him unto Himself”. Like all prophets in Islam, Jesus is considered a Muslim(i.e., one who submits to the will of God), as he preached that his followers should adopt the “straight path” as commanded by God. Islam rejects the Trinitarian Christianview that Jesus was God incarnateor the son of God, that he was ever crucifiedor resurrected, or that he ever atonedfor the sins of mankind. The Quran says that Jesus himself never claimed any of these things, and it furthermore indicates that Jesus will deny having ever claimed divinity at the Last Judgment, and God will vindicate him. [ 5 ]The Quran emphasizes that Jesus was a mortal human being who, like all other prophets, had been divinely chosen to spread God’s message. Islamic texts forbid the association of partners with God ( shirk), emphasizing a strict notion of monotheism( tawhÄ«d). An alternative interpretation of this theology is held by Messianic Muslims.
          Numerous titles are given to Jesus in the Quran and in Islamic literature, the most common beingal-Masīḥ(“the Messiah”). Jesus is also, at times, called “Seal of the Israelite Prophets”, because, in general Muslim belief, Jesus was the last prophetsent by Godto guide the Children of Israel. Jesus is seen in Islam as a precursor to Muhammad, and is believed by Muslims to have foretold the latter’s coming. [ 6 ] [ 7 ]
          Muslims believe that Jesus will return to earth near the Day of Judgmentto restore justice and to defeat al-Masih ad-Dajjal(“the false messiah”, also known as the Antichrist). [ 6 ] [ 8 ]
          Jesus narrative
          See also: Maryam (sura)and Islamic views of Mary
          Jesus’ lineage, going back to his great-grandfather.
          The Quranic account of Jesus begins with a prologue, which describes the birth of his mother, Mary, and her service in the Jerusalem temple, while under the care of the prophet and priest Zechariah, who was to be the father of John the Baptist. [ 9 ]The Quran then goes on to describe the conception of Jesus. Mary, whom the Quran states was chosen by God over the women of all the worlds, conceives Jesus while still a virgin.
          Mary had withdrawn into the Temple, where she was visited by the angel Gabriel(Arabic: Jibrail) who brought the glad tidings of a holy son. [ 10 ]The Quran states that God sent the message through the angel Gabriel to Mary, that God had honoured her among the women of all nations. The angel also told Mary that she would give birth to a pure son, named Isa (Jesus), who would be a great prophet, to whom God would give the Gospel. The angel further told Mary that Jesus would speak in infancy and maturity and be a companion to the most righteous. When this news was given to Mary, she asked the angel how she could conceive and have a child when no man had touched her. [ 11 ]The angel replied: “Even so: Allah createth what He willeth: When He hath decreed a plan, He but saith to it, ‘Be,’ and it is!” [ 12 ]The Quran, therefore, states that Jesus was created from the act of God’s will. The Quran compares this miraculous creation of Jesus with the creation of Adam, where God created Adam by his act of will (kun-fa-yakun, meaning “Be and it is.”). [ 13 ]According to the Quran, the same answer was given to the question of Zechariah, when he asked how his wife, Elizabeth, could conceive a baby, as she was very old. [ 14 ]
          Birth of Jesus
          Virgin Mary nurtured by a palm tree, as described in the Quran.
          The Quran narrates the virgin birth of Jesus numerous times. The Quran states that Mary was overcome by the pains of childbirth. During her agony and helplessness, God provided a stream of water under her feet from which she could drink. Furthermore, near a palm tree, Mary was told to shake the trunk of the palm tree so that ripe dates would fall down and she could eat and be nourished. Mary cried in pain and held onto the palm tree, at which point a voice came from “beneath her”, understood by some to refer to Jesus, who was yet in her womb, which said, “Grieve not! Your Lord has provided a water stream under you; And shake the trunk of the palm tree, it will let fall fresh ripe dates upon you. And eat and drink and calm thy mind.” That day, Mary gave birth to her son Jesus in the middle of the desert.
          Mary carried baby Jesus back to her people. The Quran goes on to describe that Mary vowed not to speak to anyone that day, as God was to make Jesus, who Muslims believe spoke in the cradle, perform his first miracle. The Quran goes on to narrate that Mary then brought Jesus to the temple, where she was immediately ridiculed by all the temple elders. But Zachariah believed in the virgin birth and supported her. The elders accused Mary of being a loose woman and having touched another man while unmarried. In response, Mary pointed to her son, telling them to talk to him. They were angered at this and thought she was mocking them, by asking them to speak with an infant. It was then that God made the infant Jesus speak from the cradle and he spoke of his prophecy for the first time. He said, which are verses19:30-33 in the chapterof Mary in the Quran:
          He said: “I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;
          And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live;
          (He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable;
          So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)!”
          —Quran, sura 19 Maryam, ayat 30-33 [ 6 ] [ 15 ]

      • cookie

        First of all no one is throwing no one out ok.
        Just so we are clear “palastine” people are actually descendants of refugees from Lebanon, syria, and mainly Jordan. (Hence the similarity in flags).

        2nd. The history of jews walking that land way out dates the whole palastine story all together so dont talk about stolen land.

        3rd. Palastine is actually a roman word for israel wonder how many plastines know that? They dont even know what they stand for?

  • Momoja

    You feel short of Hezbollah’s 2,000. You stop Gaza 8 Days knees hit. Iran’ll wipe a few hours in front of the stage.
    :p do not forget “313” 🙂 🙂 ha ha

  • Chris P

    These rankings are even more arbitrary and flawed than the US News and World Report college rankings. It seems that if Global Fire Power is only assessing by way of the quantity of troops and conventional weapons, and not at all considering nuclear technology, the overall QUALITY of conventional weapons, and the training and resolve of the troops of a particular country. Please, Greece ranked only Number 49,and behind Afghanistan? The Greek military is among the best equipped and best trained in NATO, and its navy ranks in the top 15.

    • Henry

      Quantity is nothing without quality

  • amr

    Israel was stronger from Egypt in the 1973 war, / 6 / October, but the strength of the Egyptian soldier and the tenacity and determination in the fight and keep the land is that made him triumph over his enemies in all the wars and the proof is that Egypt has triumphed in the War of 1973 and also said Muhammad the Messenger of AllahEgypt is the best, against the ground and as Hitler said if the lumen Egyptian troops and German weapon was won

    • Yusufali Bura

      Dont tell a lie you may find that despite of Egypt staging a suprise attack during the holy day of the Isreilis Egypt was defeated decisively.

    • Sam

      Nonsense! One entire Egyptian army was completely encircled by the Israeli army and the second Egyptian army was in the process of being encircled. Only the threat of Russian military intervention and US pressure saved the Egyptian military.

      In a nutshell Egypt was defeated as were the Syrians.

      Which isn’t to say that the Egyptian soldiers were not tenacious and tough but another few days would have seen the destrcution of both these armies.

      As it was the Israeli’s allowed food, water and medical supplies to pass through its lines to supply the Egyptian army that was cut off.

      Please get your facts straight!

      • Sammy

        Sorry guys, you’re all wrong and clearly bias. I am Egyptian and the truth is that is that Egyptian armed forces recaptured the Suez Canal and planted the flag 12 KM well into the Sinai dessert and claimed it, which was the whole point of Sadat’s surprise attack on Yom Kippur. That in its own sense is a decisive victory for Egypt. Anything else is a distortion of the truth.

        However, the IDF did in fact win a Tank battle, one of the greatest tank battles of all time, they did destroy a large number of Egyptian tanks and did cross back into the Egyptian main land and had, I believe, the 3rd Army division completely surrounded, which at that point the war was called to an end, only because the IDF had exhausted most of their weaponry and the soldiers were spent. Intervention was joint by the US and Russians. Nevertheless, it was an overall victory for the Egyptians because the ultimate goal of the war was accomplished. The Israel’s lost control of the Sinai, the Barlev Line was destroyed and the Egyptians gained full control of the Suez Canal. It is mainly propaganda to say that Israel won this war, for the simple reason that they cannot point to any sort of land or Egyptian interests that they captured or gained as they did in the 1967 6 day war. Remember, Israel was mainly on the defensive.

        • ScottAdler

          Egypt merely ran crying to the United Nations when Israeli tanks reached km. 101 — sixty miles from downtown Cairo. Complete Egyptian collapse was only two or three days away. Everyone knows this but stupid Egyptians.

          • EmadEldin

            hey idiot, the internet is full of hundreds of photos that shows the defeat of the idf in 73, the surrendered israelis , the capture of bar-liv line and the panic & tears of moshe dayan & golda meir while Egyptians were crossing the suez canal ….
            don’t fall in love with your israeli lies, it will never change history

          • fawzi

            The all world see what the Egyptian Army Do in 1973 he get Israel to said please stop the war 😀

          • anonymous

            you’re country is as small as an shut up and do you’re own work

      • hassan

        Second army was in the process of being encircled? You’re exceptionally ignorant. Israeli soldiers that encircled the third army were in the process of being annihilated if it weren’t for the U.S and soviet intervention.

        Also, read about battle of al mansoura where the Egyptian airforce humiliated your “all so powerful” air force.

  • Steven

    The same way Pharoah hardened his heart and wouln’t let Israel go to the promised land so the Islamists of today are hardening their heart and wouln’t allow Israel live in peace. They will continue to do so till the red sea swallows them up like it did to Pharoah and all his chariots!! History will repeat itself, inshallah!!!

    • stupid fkn islam retards

      although that could be considered hyperbole a bit, it’s kinda true that Israel has basically never lost a battle.

      Also…this list is stupid as shit b/c it doesn’t account for nuclear power, sophistication of weapons, training, experience, etc.

      Israel leads the way in weapons sophistication, nuclear capability in the area, and training. The US actually has many IDF guys train our marine and rangers. Lots of cross training.

      Now, that said, obviously its a small country, but as low population armies go, Israel is probably the best in the world, and their weapons advancements are a staple for them. They actually create most of the new stuff on the market, such as anti nuclear missile trucks that India bought (like they even need them lol), and advancements in everything from infantry weapons to tanks and other vehicles.

      There’s a damn reason why those poor scrawny little Middle East tards don’t DARE test Israel’s might, b/c Israel’s one of the few countries in the world that, despite it’s low population, actually can defend itself without any outside help.

      The fact that the US chooses to offer its help is neither here nor there, since Benjamin has said many times it’s not needed, and for good reason. What’s crazy is how godamn patient Israel has been. If they should be tested, they would probably wipe the map in the middle East with their Air Force capability, which is among some of the best in the area, not to mention the threat of nukes…

      • Kenyan Kamooneh

        Your time will come buddy, if you have not pead ib your pans the night is long.

      • McCullister

        I have a lot of respect for Israel but I have been in the army for 20 years and no way have any of our snipers been trained by Israelis, and the Israelis do not even come close to British royal marine sniper training which I would consider the best in the world. Furthermore as far as weapons tech Israel has much stuff but their air force is small and they still have no stealth and no bat-wing configuration aircraft (like b2 bombers and stealth drone aircraft)which are the most difficult airplanes to fly, and few heavy lift aircraft, also they have zero heavy bombers—just a single strategic bomber is worth many fighters. They also have a very small navy and many of their military relies on western aid. The new f35 fighter is so advanced Israeli pilots will be coming to the United States to train to fly these planes.

      • Aaron

        dude keep dreaming. Israeli army is among the best. I agree. but let’s use some of our brain cells. let’s compare the fastest strongest and most intelligent mosquito to an average sized, old elephant. that would be Israel Vs Iran or Israel Vs India or Israel vs Pakistan or Turkey… think again!!

        • Prederator of evil

          Israel is the no 1 in angry for war . Attacking with pour nieghbour countries and invading thier territories and killing childrens . They are war criminals . Dis obeying international laws . Using restricted weapons . , they must removed from earth for peace of the living creatures

        • jews you think.what happened with you in khyber and cureza war against muslims inn 7th had left your fort for you safety and you were killed bu muslims

    • Egyptians are strong is well known as Steven say about pharaoh it is historically true, Egyptian army Saved Muslim Ummah twice, first by fighting with Salah Uddin in crusade, which resulted in Islamization of Anatolia, and Second when they defeated the till undefeated Mongol army in Sinai to be credited Egyptian that before that war Mongol army has won numerous war against Muslims and had killed their Caliph also, after that Egyptian victory all Mongol in Islamic lands converted to Islam, and that Egyptian victory paved the way for Ottomans to colonize the eastern Europe, 1973 war is their last achievement, world give credit to Israel for success fully isolating Egypt through camp David accord. and recently to turn over a popular elected government of Egypt by buying out Egypt’s whole army is another achievement of Israel, After military take over Egypt is no more threat for Israel. and now only the Qassam brigade of Gaza is visible in the field, since Hezbollah took the control of Sothern Lebanon Israel is in total peace from her north side, Israel has an secret deal with Shias this is also understandable and it is a great achievement, we admires Israel that she is surviving in the hostile Islamic sea successfully since almost 66 years. xxxxxxx

      • Alan Cranagh

        the ” Egyptian armies” that fought and defeated the Crusaders and Mongols werre comprised of Turkish and Circassian Mamluks, not indigenous Egyptians.

  • Carla

    Israel has another force that is immeasurable and that is the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob– check the record on how that has destroyed armies and enemies over time.

    • anarch919

      Yes, god again. More gods. How many ‘gods’ have there been in the history of humanity?

      But right…sure. You got it right this time. No doubt. A biased record ‘proves’ it. Without evidence, and written by men with an agenda. Sure, sounds legit!

      In case you could not tell that was sarcasm. Sarcasm at it’s finest if I may toot my own horn, thank you.

    • mostapha

      There is no army who can stay from iran because we have faith and we dont afraid from death and we will destroyed israel, us , uk and other enemies and you can live till that time!

      • jaugernaut

        Poor poor Mostapha so ignorant and so so stupid. The US and UK and to a lesser extent, even Israel can with the press of just a few buttons whipe out any or all of the Countries you are defending. I don’t know of any case in history where your god has ever intervened in your behalf and tilted things in your favor except from some temporary victories mentioned in the bible. We run the show buddy, not you or your kind. Accept reality!

        • well said Jaugernaut he he he
          poor mustafa really is in a very different dimension,
          he is not on this plain he he he…
          history will just repeat itself and as steven said… inshallah..!!!!

        • Human

          jaugernaut , can u tell us which bible edition you are considering right now . THE ORIGINAL OR A REVISED EDITION ? please mention every time when u talk about bible.

          and also en-light our minds, why people needed a new / revised edition of bible . is the bible not from GOD ? and did GOD of bible not sent it for all times till end of this universe !!!


    • Prederator of evil

      Prophet Ibrahim
      The father of the Prophets
      The birth of a Great Prophet
      Ibrahim was born in a house of idolaters, in the kingdom of Babylon. His father Aazar was a well known idol sculptor that his people worshipped. As a young child, Ibrahim used to watch his father sculpting these idols from stones or wood. When his father was done with them, Ibrahim would use them as toys, riding on their backs, and kicking them at times. Then after a while, he would see these same statues in the temple, and people prostrating in front of them! Ibrahim asked his father: “Why do you take these toys to the temple?” His father said: “They are statues that represent our gods. We worship them, we ask favors from them, and we offer them presents.” Ibrahim’s mind rejected this idea, and he felt a repulsion towards the idols.
      In search for the Truth
      Time went by, and Ibrahim became a young man. He still could not believe that his people were worshipping the statues. He laughed whenever he saw them entering the temple, lowering their heads, silently offering the statues the best of their food, crying and asking forgiveness from them. He started feeling angry towards his people, who could not realize that these are only stones that could neither benefit nor harm them. They could not be gods, they have no power. God is Greater than what his people were worshipping, Most Powerful, Most Magnificent. One could not find Him sitting on a table in a temple!
      One night, Ibrahim went up to the mountain, leaned against a rock, and looked up to the sky. He saw a shining star, and told his people: “Could this be my Lord?” But when it set he said: “I don’t like those that set.” The star has disappeared, it could not be God. God is always present. Then he saw the moon rising in splendor and told them: “Could this be my Lord?” But it also set. At daybreak, he saw the sun rising and said: t “Could this be my Lord, this is bigger?” But when the sun set he said: “O my people I am free from all that you join as partners with Allah! I have turned my face towards Him Who created the heavens and the earth, and never shall I give partners to Allah.” Our Lord is the Creator of the heavens and the earth and everything. He has the power to make the stars rise and set. Ibrahim then heard Allah calling him: “O Ibrahim!” Ibrahim said trembling: “Here I am O my Lord!” “Submit to Me! Be a Muslim!” Ibrahim fell on the ground, prostrating and crying, he said: “I submit to the Lord of the universe!” Ibrahim kept prostrating until night came again. He got up and went back to his home, in t peace, full of conviction that Allah has guided him to the Truth.
      Ibrahim invites his father to Islam
      Anew life started for Ibrahim. His mission now was to call his people to the Truth. He would start with his father who was the closest person to him, and whom he loved so much. He said to him in the softest and kindest voice: “O father! Why do you worship that which doesn’t hear, doesn’t see, and cannot avail you in anything? O father, I have got knowledge which you have not, so follow me. I will guide you to a straight path.” His father replied angrily: “Do you reject my gods, O Ibrahim? If you don’t stop I will stone you. Get away from me before I punish you.” Ibrahim said: “Peace be on you! I will ask forgiveness of my Lord for you.”
      Ibrahim confronts his people and rejects their idols
      He left his father after he lost hope to convert him to the right path, and directed his efforts towards the people of the town, but they rejected his call and threatened him. By Allah, he said, I shall plot a plan to destroy their idols. He knew that a big celebration was coming soon, where everybody would leave town for a big feast on the riverbank. After making sure that nobody was left in town, Ibrahim went towards the temple armed with an ax. Statues of all shapes and sizes were sitting there adorned with decorations. Plates of food were offered to them, but the food was untouched. “Well, why don’t you eat? The food is getting cold.” He said to the statues, joking; then with his ax he destroyed all the statues except one, the biggest of them. He hung the ax around its neck and left.
      How big was the shock when the people entered the temple! They gathered inside watching in awe their gods broken in pieces. They wondered who might have done this? Then they all remembered that the young Ibrahim was talking evil of their idols. They brought him to the temple and asked him: “Are you the one who has done this to our gods?” Ibrahim said: “No, this statue, the biggest of them has done it. Ask them if they can speak.” “You know well that these idols don’t speak!” They said impatiently. “Then how come you worship things that can neither speak nor see, nor even fend for themselves? Have you lost your minds?”
      They kept silent for a while, for he got a point there. Their minds and their senses were telling them that the Truth is with Ibrahim, but their pride prevented them to accept it, and reject the idols they were worshipping for generations. This they thought would be total defeat. They started yelling at him and shouting: “Burn him! Burn him! Take revenge for your gods !”
      The Miracle: Allah saves Ibrahim from the fire.
      The decision to burn Ibrahim to death was affirmed by the priests and the king of Babylon, Nimrod. The news spread like a fire in the kingdom, and people were coming from all places to watch the execution. A huge pit was dug up and a large quantity of wood was piled up. Then the biggest fire people ever witnessed was lit. The fire flames were so high up in the sky that the birds could not fly over it for fear of being burned ! Ibrahim’s hands and feet were chained, and he was put in a catapult to throw him into the fire. At that time, Angel Jibreel came to him and said: “O Ibrahim! Is there anything you wish for?” Ibrahim could have asked to be saved from the fire, to be taken away, but no, he said: “I only wish that Allah be pleased with me.” The catapult was released, and Ibrahim was thrown in the heart of the fire. But Allah would not allow His Prophet to be killed, He ordered the fire: “O fire! Be coolness and safety for Ibrahim!” And the miracle happened. The fire obeyed and burned only his chains. Ibrahim came out from it as if he was coming out from a garden, peaceful, his face illuminated, and not a trace of smoke on his clothes. People watched in shock and said: “Amazing ! Ibrahim’ s God has saved him from the fire!”
      Ibrahim debates the Babylonian king, Nimrod
      Ibrahim’s notoriety grew bigger after this event and the king of Babylon felt that his throne was in danger, and that he was loosing power, because he was pretending that he was a god. He sent for Ibrahim. He wanted to debate with him and show his people that he, the king is indeed the god, and Ibrahim was a liar. He asked Ibrahim: What can your god do that I cannot?
      -My Lord is He Who gives life and death.” Ibrahim said
      -I give life and death. I can bring a person from the street and have him executed, and I can grant my pardon to a person who was sentenced to death and save his life.” The king said proudly
      -Well my Lord Allah makes the sun rise from the East. Can you make it rise from the West?
      The king was confounded. He was beaten at his own game, on his own territory, in front of his own people! Ibrahim left him there speechless and went back to his important mission, calling people to worship the one and only God, Allah.

  • Abe Bird

    As an Army reservist I must say that the comparisons by data presented by are not really professional and even have some childish odor. The comparison is not mentioning the coefficients and strength of each army, the professional standards and training, the technologies and advanced weapons systems at use. Conversely, there are armies that do nothing but dull routine so they do not developing appropriate strategies to handle in extreme crisis situations. For example, the IDF was training through the last decade with about 10 mostly European armies mainly on aerial maneuvers and combat missions, and always the IDF got the upper hand. Usually the Europeans learn much from the Israelis.

    The Iranian army is generally in bad position. They based mainly on Americans old military vehicles, tanks and air-crafts. The have few Iraqi Mig-21 and Mig-23 that were flew at the break of second Gulf war in 203. It’s all old crafts. Iran lakes the ability to strike Israel by plans. Their Air Force to his old-fashioned and unsophisticated and their tanks will not be able to travel 2000 km and reach safely to the border of Israel, because they have no protection from Israeli attacks, and Israel has diverse capabilities to attack and damage the convoys if come. In contrast, Israel has very good operational capabilities to accurately attack any target in Iran by diverse powerfully aircraft and long range missiles.
    So, do not look at the data that shown in the site, even if they are accurate in numbers, as a basis to examine the strength of the army.

    • anarch919

      Of course Europe is outdone by Israel, Europe hasn’t been in a constant state of alert or been at war or simply fending off attacks for the last 6 decades. The last world war exhausted Europe comletely. It’s like Mike Tyson bragging about beating up a man on crutches.

      Without the US, Israel would be at the mercy of the Islamic world. No matter how tough they are they couldn’t withstand such an attack.

  • David Hoffman

    The countries mentioned in the article as ranking above Israel in military power also happen to be among the 25 largest countries in the world by population, with an average ranking of about 12. Israel’s rank by population is 97. That probably has something to do with it.

  • Vivienne Leijonhufvud

    Israel’s forces are highly trained, strong in their conviction to preserve the Nation of Israel. If push comes to shove Israel will negotiate with another major power prepared to support her, this is unlikely to be the US. Israel maintains a well stocked nuclear arsenal. Well targeted sites will bring a swift end to the mess of the Middle East. Iran will surprise the rest of the ME in this event between Israel and strong ally Iran will not succeed. After which Iran will probably return to a normal democracy and start to build up her economy. As for Shia and Sunni that’s anyone’s guess. The rest of the world, really would be better off leaving them to it. Steps must be taken in Europe, Russia, the US and Scandinavia to reduce the numbers or rid ourselves completely of Islamic fanatics from our countries. As for Human Rights, they are so cockeyed they can’t see the wood for the trees. Islamic aggression has broken more Human rights laws than any other nation. Abuse of women and children including the behavior of the Saudi so called ‘Royal Family’ initially tribal Bedouin leaders. Human Rights have done nothing simply because these people can’t be reasoned with. Bedouins are a Nomadic group of people who like the trappings of modern convenience but continue to behave like tyrants.

  • Anthony C Abela

    Don’t fret Loren, you have something that no other nation on earth has, Yaweh on their (Israel) side. Those who curse Israel will be cursed by Yaweh and those who bless Israel will be blessed by Yaweh. I read the whole two books of Israel’s history since well before the English left, rather kicked out. The whole history was full of miracles substantiating God’s promises about Abraham’s future generations. Shalom.

    • anarch919

      More fables agreed upon. And those who push god will always credit god for they fear having to get a real job.

    • Human

      Aslam-o-alaicom = Shalom..

      somthing from Bible, but someone have access to original bible ..

      people will say this is not the topic or running question, but my all dear fellow, why not u go to grass rout level … in order to get one simple solution for man kind 🙂


    • Prederator of evil

      You better read quran , it is the last in that series and 100% trues and 100% of god words . No human cannot not write on it .. God is protected from it until the destruction of earth .. It has the full details about all

  • Mikhael Izsak-Dicker

    IDF didn’t even succeed to win its wars against Hizbollah or Hamas …

    • noa

      Thats because hezbollah and hamas are too scared to wage a total war and they also use women and children as human-shields. Cowards would better suit them as a name. Curse islam and all its fanatic muslims as well. The cult has only brought death and abuse of human rights, let alone caused wars and disputes for thousands of years. God blesses America and Israel, and may God continue to curse countries that seek to destroy Isreal.

  • Jonathan Keiler

    These things have to be taken with a grain of salt.

    Quality and experience of forces is not really accounted for in the rankings. Israel also scores low with respect to total potential resources in terms of population, GDP, etc., which would not play a role in a short conflict.

    Nor is the ability to project power over long or short distances on a limited basis (such as Israel’s many successful long range air strikes or commando raids) apparently taken into account, and/or given much weight. For example, no NATO nation other than the US or perhaps Britain can act in a quick and decisive manner on a par with the IDF, and non-NATO nations rank below that.

    Finally, Israel only maintains a small, essentially coastal naval force. If you look at the countries ranked above it, they almost all have much larger naval forces.

  • Salomon

    UK has nuclear submarines, carriers and missiles with nuclear warheads…and a formidable (still) navy forces
    Israel has none of these…

  • Eric R.

    There is not a conventional Army in the world except the USA that could defeat Israel. And by the end of Obama’s second term, at the rate he is destroying the military, even that might not be the case.

    • Josh

      What are you basing your superb analysis on?

      • anarch919

        It’s a dog barking to sound tough so that it’s never confronted or attacked and having it’s weakness and complete dependence on other nations revealed.

    • Elliot J. Stamler

      Another Republican dead-ender whose contempt for democracy renders him utterly unwilling to accept the results of the last two presidential elections.

  • Zyx

    This ranking is very bizarre. There is little correlation between the budgets and the supposed firepower. It does not actually measure real firepower but just adds the equipment armies are supposed to have no matter how old. Iran may have a lot of equipment but it is old. Outdated weapons = zero firepower.

  • EthanP

    I don’t have a problem with the ranking. They give a lot of weight to naval power. Turkey has a strong second tier navy. With the exception of the Dophin class subs, the Israeli Navy is a coastal defense force. On the other hand, I agree with Loren that several countries higher on the list may be over rated. But I suspect it’s due to power projection abilities. Most of the top 10 can project forces far away. And they also take economic power into it, hence Germanies place despite an insignificent thoughsuperbly equipped military.

  • Loren Griffith

    The British military has 200 aircraft, 2 divisions plus one brigade, less than 500 tanks and they are 5th? Are these people nuts?

    The IDF is more powerful than all of the European NATO forces combined.

    • Hal

      Loren, your 100% correct. Be guaranteed that Israel probably has twice as much as they might advertise.

      • anarch919

        Who doesn’t?

    • Josh

      Loren you are 100% wrong. That is a bold and ignorant claim, you must know nothing about military capabilities. The latent power (i.e. GDP/population levels) that can be mobilized by all the major European powers far surpasses Israel. To say any different is ignorant.

      But you have nothing to fear, Israel dominates the Levant militarily and economically but comparing it to Europe is rather absurd.

      • srael221

        Lol its a joke…germany,south korea…turkey..HAVE NO NUKE .NO NUKE,NO POWER………india and pakistan have just A fission bomb, maxi hundred …..israel have 300 minimum THERMONUCLEAR FUSION H BOMB of minimum 500kt maxi 5MT and NEUTRON BOMB…AND NEXPERIMENTAL 1 Gigatonn ALL FUSION BOMB XITH NANO DETONATOR…. And just one classic israeli H bomb itq same an half of all pakistan.arsena… Israel are 3 or 4 rank in power…

        • Abcd

          Hey we indians now know the truth about israel ok? It is israel who have helped in the 26/11 mumbai attacks. A new investigation reveals that. You Jews are our enemies not friends . But I don’t know why you are doing this to us indians. We have allowed the Jews to stay in india and embraced them with open arms while all other countries have historically exterminated you… This is what we get in return as benefactors ? I think hitler was right about the Jews.

          • antone

            I am an american non military. And 1 thing I know is I dont care if your black, white purple or orange in color or what god you worship as long as you respect me I will respect you. Come to my home and cause trouble and you will know why america is the most powerful country in the world…id estimate we have a 30 miliion man army just waiting for you should you even make it across a very large swimming pool

        • Prederator of evil

          World must united for neutralize the neuclear power of israel . . They will wage for world war 3 . Most of israel saying is lie . Thier iron domes are outdated Even un aimed low power hamas rockets can enter telaviv . With out the help of US they are nothing…. Thier soldiers has fear of thier death . They will hide like rats . If we attacks