Is Israel a NATO member?
No, Israel is not a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). NATO is a political and military alliance consisting of 30 member countries, primarily from North America and Europe, which was established to promote mutual defense and security cooperation. While Israel has had various forms of cooperation and dialogue with NATO, it is not a full member of the organization.
As of 2023, NATO encompasses 31 sovereign member countries. Although Israel is not among these members, its status as a major non-NATO ally highlights its significant role in the alliance’s framework. Major non-NATO ally is a designation given by the U.S. government to some of its close allies.
Benefits of Major non-NATO ally status
- Entry into cooperative research with the Department of Defense (DoD)
- Participation in certain counter-terrorism exercises
- Delivery of military surplus on a priority basis
- Loans of equipment and materials for development projects
- Permission to use U.S. financing to purchase certain defense equipment
- Speedy export processing of space technology
About NATO Countries
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 31 member states – 29 European and two North American. NATO Countries is a security alliance consisting of 31 countries from North America and Europe that were established in 1949 with the signing of the Washington Treaty. NATO is the abbreviation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The main objective of NATO Countries is to protect the independence and security of the Allies via political and military action.
There are 31 NATO countries at present. Here is the complete List of NATO Countries in 2023:
|NATO Country||Capital City|
|The United Kingdom||London|
|The United States||Washington D.C.|