The United Nations on Thursday launched a recruiting drive at Tel Aviv University aimed at enticing more young, skilled Israelis to join the world body in performing humanitarian missions.
Recognizing specifically Israel's expertise in the area of agriculture, UN representative Stephane Dujarric told The Jerusalem Post that as her organization sees it, "Israelis have the skills and the UN has the jobs."
The recruiting event was attended by representatives of the World Health Organization, UN-HABITAT, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the UN Environment Program.
The effort to actively recruit Israelis came as a surprise to many, considering the UN's regularly biased positions against the Jewish state. The UN Human Rights Council, for example, has passed resolutions against only one nation, Israel.
Nevertheless, many Israelis are expected to jump at the opportunity to demonstrate that rather than the cruel oppressors the international community traditionally paints them as, they are in fact a peace-loving nation that seeks to aid anyone, anywhere.