What Israeli mercenaries and jazz musicians have in common
Cruise ship gigs! It's all fun and games until they take your passport, or make you fight pirates.
Security work aboard cruise ships is very popular among young Israelis just out of the army; the job is seen as a chance to save money and travel at the same time. Hundreds of veterans and reservists of elite Israel Defense Force units, including the naval commandos, are employed in security work on cruise ships and oil rigs in areas subject to pirate attacks.