Israel Politician's Wife Posts Racist Obama Tweet

'Black and weak' joke does not go down well
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2015 2:40 AM CDT
Israel Pol's Wife Sends Racist Obama Tweet
Silvan Shalom, then vice PM of Israel, speaks in Sydney, Australia, in 2009.   (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

As a well-known media personality in Israel and the wife of one of the country's most powerful politicians, Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes has a lot of Twitter followers—and a lot of people to offend when she does something like tweet a racist joke about another country's leader. "Do you know what Obama coffee is? Black and weak," she tweeted yesterday, quickly drawing responses like, "Have you gone mad?" reports the Guardian. She quickly deleted the offending post, tweeting "I shouldnt have written the inappropriate joke I heard. I like people no matter about their race and religion."

Nir-Mozes, whose husband is Interior Minister Silvan Shalom, apologized for repeating the joke and quipped that her husband might leave her, the Guardian reports. Last month, Nir-Mozes deleted another tweet sent soon after President Obama launched his Twitter account, the Times of Israel reports. "@POTUS well come, I hope u 'll write from The hurt of barack, and not from the head of Rrsedent Obama. Kisses from israel," she wrote, apparently meaning "heart" instead of "hurt." (More Israel stories.)

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