The first group of German military cadets to train in Israel have completed their three week mission.
The commander of the German group praised his Israeli hosts – saying his cadets learnt a thing or two from them.
German cadets go through their paces on a training exercise in northern Israel.
Israel regularly sends troops to Germany – but for the last week young German soldiers have been in Israel – a first.
The training has been designed to build tolerance and openness – an aim which appears to have been achieved.
“The Israeli soldiers have great motivation, they know to do their jobs very well and I think we can learn a thing or two from them.”
SUPER CAPTION: Major Juergen Mitcher, German Army
Germany has similar programs with the United States, France, Britain and Canada.
But Israel is its first non-NATO exchange partner.
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