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22/06/2015 11:30 BST | Updated 22/06/2015 12:59 BST

Barack Obama Compared To 'Weak Black Coffee' In 'Racist' Joke Tweeted By Israeli Minister's Wife Judy Mozes

An Israeli TV and radio personality has apologised after she was accused of tweeting a racist joke about President Barack Obama.

On Sunday Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes, who is also the wife of Interior Minister Silvan Shalom, informed her 74,000 followers: “Do u know what Obama Coffee is? Black and weak.”

Mozes, whose husband is involved in Israel’s US-sponsored talks with Palestine, was accused of being “racist” and of causing “grievous damage” to foreign relations.

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Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes in 2003

She hurriedly deleted the tweet and composed a series of apologies in English and Hebrew.

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President Obama has not responded to the tweet, nor Mozes' apology

She said: “I apologise, that was a stupid joke, somebody told me."

Addressing him directly, she added: “President Obama I shouldn’t have written the inappropriate joke I heard. I like people no matter about their race and religion.

“Sorry if I caused any offence to anyone. I hope I will stay married when my husband will land and hear what I did.”

It’s not the first time Mozes has found herself in hot water on Twitter.

In March 2012, Mozes tweeted in response to rocket fire coming from Gaza: “I hope that today they decide to destroy Gaza if they don’t stop shooting. Let them suffer as well,” Vox recalls.

A few months later, when her husband's own Twitter feed was taken over by pro-Hamas hackers, she tweeted: "The murderers have taken over Silvan's Facebook, Twitter and email. Our son Nimrod is trying to salvage. I wish they would die!"