Israelis adopted cammo before, French "lizard" pattern in 1950s and US woodland in 1990s but never really issued it (IIRC only Paras actually used lizard, and woodland was and still is used sometimes during training)..
For Opfor mostly, because pretty much all the neighbours imitated the USA. One of the reasons why they stuck with unicolor for IFF purposes. Well and price of course.
The old 6-color desert pattern and other patterns have been worn by recce elements. But those were unit purchases I think.
I think tent halves and the clownhat helmet covers are also printed in camo patterns. So there was never no camouflage issued. Just now they look into issueing it as basic field dress. Though with all the legacy OD pouches and vests etc. it is a bit pointless, when the fancy new camo pattern is covered by old OD gear.
The biggest factor is behaviour anyway to conceal yourself. not standing in the open, not on hilltops etc. etc.
The Israeli pattern looks a lot like Flecktarn which isn't a great pattern when seen from longer ranges where it tends to merge.
All patterns do this depending on the size of the pattern at different distances. See e.g. the diference in personal clothing patterns and vehicle paint patterns. As how not to do it look at the in some countries fashionable vinyl wrapped cars used by mil/leo, taht use the same pattern in hte same size as the issued uniforms. wich just does not work on an object in vehicle size.
Kuwaiti police VBL.
apart from the colour choice, the pattern does naught to break up the vehicle lines and when you step back from your monitor it starts to blur into each other.
edit: an interesting case is the desert CADPAT which is printed enlarged comapred to the green pattern to adjust for the higher view distances in open desert.
so yes of course Flecktarn starts to blur into each other, but it depends on the distance. When walking past fellow soldiers I have missed them lying on the ground. Jsut so without any camo netting or anything. they had just dropped down to secure the 360. In German forests it works definitely. I am not so convinced of the arid Flecktarn patterns at the moment.
edit2: the also have ugly HMMWV:
Edited by Panzermann, 29 June 2018 - 0722 AM.