The IDF used the Super Sherman in the 1967 and 73 wars. it was upgraded with a 105mm gun better turrets and diesel engines. It proved more than a match for the Soviet T-55 in battles.
Israeli tactics created a high casualty rare among its tank commanders, a price they paid for better performance in the filed.
My favorite tank used by the Israelis in the 1950's was the relatively tiny French AMX's; extremely fast and hard to hit.
Can't copy and paste from the site, so no excerpt. It also led to a hybrid variant with the Shermans.
Israel’s tank force included about 200 M4 Shermans and 100 AMX-13s. Israel had about 60 howitzers grafted on to AMX-13 chassis.
The Israelis created a new tank, the M-50/51, by grafting the 2.95-inch (75mm) CN 75-50 gun of the AMX-13 onto a Sherman chassis. This tank became known as the Super Sherman.