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Israel’s Mossad Launches Recruiting Drive – on Facebook

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Mossad logo. Photo: Mossad.

“Life is what you make it,” reads the Hebrew-language targeted Facebook ad by the legendary Israeli spyshop, and officials hope recently demobilized intel personnel will do more than merely click “Like.”

Spreading chaos throughout the Arab world has prompted the Mossad to beef up its “Humint” (human intelligence) resources, according to Israeli daily Ma’ariv.

Over the last few months, select discharged members of the Jewish state’s military and civilian intelligence units have been seeing such fine-tuned, demographically targeted ads showing up in their Facebook feeds.

Clicking on the ad brings the potential recruit to the Mossad’s main site, where — rather than “Munich”-like daring undercover ops against Israel’s foes — most of the positions include a mundane alphabet soup of “Geek Squad”-level computer coding positions and crack social networking roles.

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A plethora of news reports in the Arab world in recent years finger the Mossad as being behind a string of deadly and technically stunning operations, among them the assassinations of several scientists working on Iran’s nuclear program, and mysterious, devastating computer viruses that have plagued Teheran’s heavily-guarded nuclear enrichment facilities.

And the hits just keep on coming: in April, authorities in Thailand rounded up a cell of Lebanese Hizbullah-backed terrorists planning an attack against Israelis, using intel forwarded to them from Israel, according to a report in The Bangkok Post.

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