Home Technology Top Stories Business Most Featured Sports Social Issues Animals News Fashion Crypto Featured Music & Pop Culture Travel & Tourism

List of Countries Ready to Support Israel as Tensions Heightens

Author Avatar
By Jerry Walters - - 5 Mins Read
Aerial photo of fighter jet flying over a city in ruins
Featured | Shutterstock

Iran recently launched a massive aerial assault targeting Israel in retaliation for a suspected Israeli strike on its consulate in Damascus. This direct attack from Iranian soil has escalated the longstanding hostility between Iran and Israel.

The attack, dubbed Operation True Promise by Iran, commenced on Saturday night and continued for hours, unleashing a barrage of over 120 ballistic missiles, 170 drones, and more than 30 cruise missiles toward Israeli territory.

The explosions were heard across cities like Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, triggering air raid sirens in numerous locations.

The Israeli military swiftly responded, intercepting the majority of incoming projectiles with assistance from key allies, including the United States, United Kingdom, and France. Jordan also played a role by downing missiles flying through its airspace aimed at Israel.

Despite the successful interception efforts, several missiles managed to hit Israeli soil, resulting in minor damage and casualties. Notably, a seven-year-old girl was severely injured by missile fragments during the attack.

Global Response and Allies' Intervention

The international community reacted promptly to the escalating conflict.

Leaders from various countries condemned Iran's actions, expressing concerns over the potential for broader regional instability. The swift display of solidarity with Israel highlighted the support network backing the nation amid tensions.

Moreso, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed U.S. forces intercepted numerous missiles and drones launched at Israel from multiple locations, including Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.


Missles flying over city skyline in Israel intercepted by the Iron Dome system
Moment Israel's iron dome defense intercepts hundreds of missiles from Iran | X


President Joe Biden reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Israel's security and deployed additional military assets to support the region.

"At my direction, to support the defense of Israel, the U.S. military moved aircraft and ballistic missile defense destroyers to the region over the course of the past week,” the US President stated.

Israel's Strategic Partners and Defensive Measures

Israel's effective defence against the Iranian onslaught shows the strength of its multilayered air defence systems.

The Arrow missile defence system (Iron Dome) successfully intercepted ballistic threats, while strategic partners contributed to intercepting cruise missiles, highlighting the importance of collaborative defence initiatives in the region.

Growing International Support for Israel

The conflict has drawn attention to the global support for Israel. Currently, 84 countries have openly declared their endorsement of Israel's right to self-defense against threats posed by groups like Hamas.

Notable supporters include the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Norway, Austria, Germany, India, Canada, Spain, Malaysia, Qatar and Poland.

Many countries also drummed support for Israel via social media. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom posted a press release on X vehemetly condeming "the reckless attack against Isreal."

Impact on Regional Stability and Diplomatic Efforts

The recent exchange of hostilities between Iran and Israel has raised concerns about the potential for wider regional instability.

With multiple countries involved in the conflict and escalating rhetoric from all sides, diplomatic efforts to de-escalate tensions face challenges.

Also read: 6 Horrifying Tales From Israeli Survivors After Gaza Attack


International mediators are working to broker a ceasefire and initiate dialogue between the conflicting parties. However, deep-rooted animosities and divergent geopolitical interests complicate the path to a peaceful resolution.

Historical Context of the Conflict

The conflict between Israel and its neighbors, including Iran, is deeply rooted in historical grievances and territorial disputes.

Since its establishment in 1948, Israel has faced hostility from Arab nations and Palestinian militant groups seeking to challenge its existence.

The Arab-Israeli wars of 1948, 1967, and 1973, along with ongoing tensions, have affected the region's geopolitical relationship.

Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979 further strained relations with Israel, as the newly established Islamic Republic viewed Israel as a colonial and illegitimate entity in the Muslim-majority Middle East.

Iran's support for militant groups like Hezbollah and Hamas has fueled proxy conflicts against Israel, fueling tensions in the region.

Israel, for its part, has pursued a policy of deterrence and preemptive strikes to counter perceived threats from Iran and its proxies.

Continued Struggle for Peace and Security

Despite intermittent efforts to negotiate peace agreements and achieve a two-state solution, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains unresolved.

The recent escalation with Iran shows the complex challenges facing efforts to promote regional stability and security.

As nations rally behind Israel in the face of external threats, the need for diplomatic engagement and conflict resolution mechanisms becomes increasingly urgent. The international community must work collaboratively to address the root causes of conflict and promote dialogue, fostering a path toward lasting peace and security for all parties involved.