OK, this is not my usual territory, but a blogger can share a question with his or her readers on any subject, no? This concerns the Israeli ambassador - or, I guess, ex-ambassador - to El Salvador, who 'was found drunk and naked apart from bondage gear':
Reports say he was able to identify himself to police only after a rubber ball had been removed from his mouth.A spokeswoman for Israel's foreign ministry said, 'We're talking about behaviour that is unbecoming of a diplomat'.
Well, quite, though I hope no restriction is intended here, limiting the judgement to diplomats - such that this conduct might be thought to be becoming for a sociologist, an accountant or a train driver. But anyway, my question arises from the following:
In 2006, Israel's diplomatic service was criticised by the public watchdog for its appointments system.I'm all for transparent appointment procedures. Could they ever be so transparent as to reveal a propensity of this kind in advance of its... er... display?
The state comptroller's report singled out the foreign ministry appointments committee for its inadequate examination of candidates and lack of transparency.