Courtesy: IDF Blog
2013 was a momentous year for the IDF. Through all of the challenges and celebrations, we remained focused on our supreme goal: to defend the people of Israel.
This year, as every year, terrorism struck Israeli civilians and soldiers. Whether it was gunfire on troops, rockets fired at civilians, explosives placed near soldiers, or attempted kidnappings, terrorist organizations did their utmost to carry out attacks against the State of Israel – but the enemy’s determination only strengthened our resolve to defend Israel and its citizens.
The motivation that fuels us extends far beyond defense against terrorism. On the other side of the world, we rushed to help victims of a typhoon in the Phillipines. At home, we conducted exercises with the largest militaries in the world, developed cutting-edge technologies, and expanded other efforts to overcome the challenges facing Israel.
In 2013, as always, our soldiers carried out difficult missions while sustaining the values that make the IDF unique. As the year comes to a close, watch an exclusive video that will immerse you in the IDF’s most important moments of 2013.