View Full Version : Israel recalls 'naked ambassador'

Mar 12, 2007, 08:18 AM
Israel is replacing its ambassador in El Salvador after the envoy was found outside the embassy, drunk, wearing only bondage gear, officials said.

"Our ambassador has been recalled immediately," a foreign ministry official told AFP news agency.

San Salvador was Tzuriel Refael's first post as ambassador, after promotion in 2006 from a foreign ministry position.

The official said that, although diplomats may have caused embarrassment in the past, this was "the last straw".

"During the 60 years of the State of Israel, some of our diplomats have caused us embarrassment, as happens in every country," the official said.


Haaretz website reports that police found Mr Refael in the Israeli embassy compound two weeks ago.

He was inebriated, his hands were tied and he was gagged with a rubber ball in his mouth.

In spite of his drunken state, the naked figure was reportedly able to identify himself by his full name and job title.

- BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6441461.stm)

Erm...building international relations?

( ;) )

Lord Blackadder
Mar 12, 2007, 11:19 AM
ugh. I'll bet he felt like a complete ass the next day...

Mar 12, 2007, 01:45 PM
First our idiot minister of defense and the binocular incident, now this...

Feels crummy being an Israeli right now.

Mar 12, 2007, 02:57 PM
Heh... Now THAT'S comedy.

Mar 12, 2007, 03:52 PM
Question is: do they recall him fondly?

Mar 12, 2007, 07:54 PM
Somewhere down in the Gaza Strip one million people are ROTFL.

Mar 12, 2007, 08:00 PM
ugh. I'll bet he felt like a complete ass the next day...

Everyone saw he's an ass already...

Mar 12, 2007, 08:28 PM

Mar 12, 2007, 10:20 PM
Seems like a solid resumé builder... :D

Oh really? What kind of work do you think he could get into now? ;) :D