From the game manual:
CONFLICT: MIDDLE EAST is a game for one or two players. Players assume the roles of overall military commanders of Israel or the coalition of Arab states allied against Israel during the 1973 war or a hypothetical war occuring in the early 1990's. Each game turn represents 12 hours of action. The military units in the game represent forces ranging in size from divisions to companies. Units and air forces may be examined and manipulated at the level of individual infantry squads, gun tubes or vehicles.
Typical of SSI wargames from the 1980s and 1990s, CONFLICT: MIDDLE EAST includes a colorful game box and manual. The manual contains a concise explanation of all game aspects, many charts and tables, several maps, historical backgrounds, designer notes and player notes.