Before the foundation of the state Israel, the Land of
Israel (then also called Palestine) knew several foreign rulers and occupying forces.
During the last 5 centuries the following periods can be distinguished:|
- Ottoman rule (1516–1831)
- Egyptian rule (1831-1841)
- Ottoman rule (1841-1917)
- First World War (1914-1918)
- British Occupation and Mandate (1917-1948)
Here we present some of the campaign, service and
medals related to these forces as well as medals of peacekeeping and observer forces
that were or still are present near the borders of Israel.