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Old 03-14-07, 10:09 AM
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Israel Recalls El Salvador Ambassador

<a href = "http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,258299,00.html"><b>Israel Recalls El Salvador Ambassador Who Was Found Naked, Drunk and Bound</b></a>

Monday, March 12, 2007

JERUSALEM — The Israeli ambassador to El Salvador has been recalled after he was found drunk, naked and bound in sexual bondage gear in his yard, an official said Monday.

Tsuriel Raphael has been removed from his post and the Foreign Ministry has begun searching for a replacement, said spokeswoman Zehavit Ben-Hillel.

Two weeks ago, El Salvador police found Raphael naked outside his residence, tied up, gagged and drunk, Israeli media reported. He was wearing several sex toys at the time, the media said. After he was untied, Raphael told police he was the ambassador of Israel, the reports said.

The British Broadcasting Corp. reported that he could identify himself to police only after a rubber ball had been removed from his mouth.

Ben-Hillel said the reports were accurate and that Raphael has been recalled, although he did not break any laws.

"We're talking about behavior that is unbecoming of a diplomat," she said.

The ambassador did not file a police complaint in the incident, she said.

Raphael had served for six months as the ambassador in El Salvador and for several years at different missions around the world, she said.

The embarrassing affair was one of several involving Israeli diplomats in recent years. In 2000, Israel's ambassador to France died of cardiac arrest in a Paris hotel under circumstances the Foreign Ministry refused to publicize. Media reports said he was with a woman who was not his wife at the time.

Last year, Israel replaced its ambassador to Australia, Naftali Tamir, after he said Israel and Australia are "like sisters" because both are located in Asia and their peoples don't have the Asian characteristics of "yellow skin and slanted eyes."

In 2005, Israel canceled the appointment of a diplomat to Australia after it was discovered that he published pictures of nude Brazilian women on the Internet while on a mission in Brazil.


This is really just too hilarious.
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Yes, I saw this. I don't really think it is political though.

Incidentally, this draws a distinction between governments and large companies. I actually happen to know of 2 incidents with different multinationals where they paid off local governments to keep scandals involving high placed people out of the news.
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Originally Posted by Bushdog
Yes, I saw this. I don't really think it is political though.
Maybe not. Mostly I don't want it in Adult.
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When I see a story like this, I assume that someone has gotten whacked by a political enemy. It sort of reminds me of Jack McGeorge, the Iraq weapons inspector whose sex life got outed to the press.
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger
When I see a story like this, I assume that someone has gotten whacked by a political enemy. It sort of reminds me of Jack McGeorge, the Iraq weapons inspector whose sex life got outed to the press.
That is generally my thought as well. Especially if someone left you bound and naked on your front yard.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
That is generally my thought as well. Especially if someone left you bound and naked on your front yard.
You are so naive. Don't you understand how diplomacy works in the modern world?
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