Naked Israeli Envoy Recalled

Published: Wednesday, 03/14/2007 12:00 am EDT

Israel's ambassador to El Salvador was recalled on Monday after he was found drunk and dressed in nothing but bondage gear on his front lawn two weeks ago. A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told the BBC Tzuriel Refael's behaviour was "unbecoming of a diplomat." The incident has renewed calls for a radical overhaul of the way Israel appoints and promotes its foreign service officers.

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