How is this for embarrassment? Israel ambassador found naked, with bondage gear!

03-12-2007, 07:22 PM
Israel recalls 'naked ambassador'

Israel has recalled its ambassador to El Salvador after he was found drunk and naked apart from bondage gear. :o

Reports say he was able to identify himself to police only after a rubber ball had been removed from his mouth. :o :o

A foreign ministry official described Ambassador Tzuriel Refael's behaviour as an unprecedented embarrassment.

The incident, which happened two weeks ago, has renewed calls for a radical overhaul of the way Israel appoints and promotes its diplomats.

San Salvador was Mr Refael's first post as ambassador. He was promoted in 2006 from a technical position in the ministry which had involved several foreign postings.

He was being recalled, although he had not broken any laws, foreign ministry spokeswoman Zehavit Ben-Hillel told reporters.

She confirmed that lurid reports of the incident in the Israeli press were accurate.

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

Israel has been rocked by a recent series of misconduct and corruption scandals, shaking public confidence in the political leadership.

Haaretz website reports that police found Mr Refael in the Israeli embassy compound where he had been found bound, gagged and naked apart from sado-masochistic sex accessories. :lol:

In 2006, Israel's diplomatic service was criticised by the public watchdog for its appointments system.

The state comptroller's report singled out the foreign ministry appointments committee for its inadequate examination of candidates and lack of transparency.

Story from BBC NEWS:

03-12-2007, 07:33 PM

03-12-2007, 08:51 PM
hahahaha oh man

03-12-2007, 10:00 PM
If there had been a few swastika armbands lying around this might have been a story.
Otherwise it's just diplomats at play.

03-13-2007, 09:03 PM
...any pics to go with that story?...

Rafa = Fed Killa
03-14-2007, 12:10 AM

Did he try and blame muslim people for this.

03-14-2007, 01:59 AM
...any pics to go with that story?...BBC jpeg showing Senior Israeli diplomat describing the Salvadoran officer's future career path:

03-14-2007, 02:10 AM
^^--CBS News image--^^

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Bondage Ambassador Recalled
From correspondents in Jerusalem

March 14, 2007 12:00am
ISRAEL has recalled its ambassador to El Salvador after he was found bound, drunk and nude.

The long-time diplomat, Tsuriel Raphael, had been removed from his post, ministry spokeswoman Zehavit Ben-Hillel said.

Two weeks ago, El Salvador police found Mr Raphael in the yard of his residence, tied up, gagged with a ball and drunk, Israeli media reported. He was wearing sex bondage equipment, the media said.

.first two the link, above...

Action Jackson
03-14-2007, 12:31 PM
This was a set up from Al Qaeda.

Or Levy
03-14-2007, 02:15 PM
I didn't know whether to be horrified or laugh myself silly after I heard about it, I can't even imagine what in the world he was thinking.

Well, we've never been accused of being boring.

He's not some lowly diplomat, he's an ambassador! Yikes. I wonder if some woman got revange on him for something, after all - he was at his own home, and I dont' care whether he likes in bed, BDSM or otherwise - he can do whatever in his own house - but have a care who you do it WITH. Preferably, not a woman who would leave you outside, drunk and naked!

People in our forgien ministery must have DIED when they heard.

Jim Jones
03-14-2007, 03:05 PM
Rabin assassin to be father

The wife of the jailed assassin of former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is pregnant, relatives said today, five months after the couple were first allowed to enjoy conjugal visits.

The Ynet news site quoted relatives of Yigal Amir's wife, Larissa Trimbobler, as saying she was in the first months of pregnancy and voiced fears someone might try to harm her.

"There is no lack of eccentrics who could come and harm her. The first months are very dangerous," one relative said.

Amir, 36, was last year finally granted conjugal rights with his wife, a divorced mother-of-four, following years of refusal by Israel's Shin Beth internal security service.

Amir was jailed for life for the murder of Rabin in 1995 at a peace rally in Tel Aviv. He is kept in solitary confinement in Beersheva prison in southern Israel, where he is under round-the-clock camera surveillance.

Amir and Trimbobler, who married in 2004, enjoyed their first conjugal visit in October and have been allowed to meet intimately once a month since.

Trimbobler is an ultra-Orthodox Jewish immigrant from the former Soviet Union who first met Amir during a prison visit and has said she supports him "morally and politically."

In March, he tried without success to pass a plastic bag containing his sperm to his wife.

The authorities had denied him permission to meet privately with her because of fears that he would take advantage of the lack of surveillance to pass a message to his supporters via his wife.

wow, sirhan sirhan and co. are not allowed to have children. Not sure criminals in high security jails in West are as well.