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.
This is the wife of the Israeli Interior Minister pic.twitter.com/qazwM8altJ— Tom Gara (@tomgara) June 21, 2015
She hurriedly deleted the tweet and composed a series of apologies in English and Hebrew.
She said: “I apologise, that was a stupid joke, somebody told me."
@JudyMozes - appalled you would tweet something so racist about the President.— jillian johnson (@cookiesinheaven) June 21, 2015
@JudyMozes you need to apologize for this asap. You are seriously doing grievous damage to Israel's friends abroad.— David de Bruijn (@dmdebruijn) June 21, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
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.”
I apologize, that was a stupid joke somebody told me.— Judy Mozes (@JudyMozes) June 21, 2015
President Obama I shouldnt have written the inappropriate joke I heard. I like people no matter about their race and religion.— Judy Mozes (@JudyMozes) June 21, 2015
Sorry if I caused any offence to anyone. I hope I will stay married when my husband will land and hear what I did.— Judy Mozes (@JudyMozes) June 21, 2015
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!"