For the first time ever, the IsraeliÃ‚Â Army participated in a NATO exersice. A total of 13 IDF commanders took part in the two-and-a-half week long training, which was held at a military base in Ukraine.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is the first time that soldiers on a tactical level have participated in any NATO military exercise. There have been senior commanders who have gone to NATO events as well as consultants, but never combatants like this,Ã¢â‚¬Â Israeli Colonel Alon Friedman told The Jerusalem Post.
Friedman said that the army hopes it has passed over its Ã¢â‚¬Âknowledge and experiencesÃ¢â‚¬Â on combating terrorism to NATO, but also added that the IDF has Ã¢â‚¬Å“learned from themÃ¢â‚¬Â due to their Ã¢â‚¬Å“experience with terrorism in light of their efforts to promote peace.Ã¢â‚¬Â