IDF Scandal: Navy Chief Spotted Partying in Tel Aviv Strip Club

Haaretz Service
Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer

Israel Navy chief Maj. Gen. Eliezer Marom was spotted partying at south Tel Aviv's GoGo strip club on Monday night.

"I only spent a short time at [the strip club]," Marom said following the report. "I stopped by to say hello to a friend."

Following the incident, Marom wrote a letter of apology to Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi. In the letter, Marom said that he is aware of the fact that partying with strippers does not behoove an officer of his standing, and expressed remorse for his actions.

An IDF spokesperson said Tuesday that the chief of staff has noted the incident and reprimanded Marom for his actions.

Marom, married with three children, holds a bachelor's degree from Haifa University and is a graduate of the National Defense College.

Marom spent most of his military service in the navy, where he served in a variety of positions of command, including deputy navy chief. He also served as Israel's military attache in Singapore.

Marom replaced Maj. Gen. David Ben-Baashat as navy chief at the end of 2007.

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