Perhaps inspired by the increasing presence of Israeli spies in popular TV — fictional (and not always attractive) characters on Covert Affairs, Homeland, The Americans, The Honourable Woman, NCIS and other series — the real-life Mossad is now having its say. On video.
For the first time, the Mossad’s website features a video aimed at making the secret agency’s work look exciting, significant, and satisfying.
It’s in Hebrew, but here are some highlights for the non-Hebrew speaker:
The male and the female (who may be Mossad personnel or may be actors) are portrayed as family people. That has been a constant theme, when Israeli intelligence operatives and veterans have spoken about their careers — and why they decided to engage in work that they cannot tell anyone about: To strengthen their country and protect their families.
The woman in the video declares: “I learned about myself, things that i didn’t know.” Later, the man says the same thing — and he also says: “My friends think I work in marketing.”
Together they say: “I always know there’s someone by my side I can depend on.”
The woman has a provocative line: “Your imagination — is my reality.”
Making the job seem attractive they both say: “I know I’m in the right place.”
And as they head home to their families (including a kid who flies a small drone aircraft?), she has the final word: “This is my mission. And maybe it’s yours.”