Watch – Israeli paratroopers sing ‘Hatikvah’ on German soil
The IDF announced the end of its participation in Allied Spirit X, a US-Europe multinational exercise in Germany and published a video showing a group of paratroopers singing “Hatikvah” — the Jewish state’s national anthem.
“There is nothing more moving than hearing our paratroopers sing ‘Hatikvah’ on German soil,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit wrote on Facebook.
“The very existence of IDF participation in the exercise on German soil constitutes the closing of a significant circle”, Battalion commander Lt.-Col. Oded Zisman said.
The IDF sent a delegation of soldiers from the Paratroopers’ elite reconnaissance battalion, the first time the military training on a battalion level on foreign soil in cooperation with foreign militaries.