Israeli minister’s wife tweets racist joke about US President Obama

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 22.06.2015 16:08
Updated 22.06.2015 16:10
Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom and his wife Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes (AFP Photo)
Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom and his wife Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes (AFP Photo)

Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom's wife, Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes, tweeted on June 21 what she calls an 'inappropriate joke' about U.S. President Barack Obama from her Twitter account @JudyMozes.



The tweet, which was later deleted and seen as highly offensive, caused an uproar on social media/. Social media users accused Shalom of racism with many responses. Shalom apologized in another tweet, saying: "I apologize, that was a stupid joke somebody told me."

Shalom has previously sent another message on Twitter to the U.S. president on his twitter account @POTUS : "well come [welcome], I hope u'll write from The hurt [heart] of Barack, and not from the head of Rrsedent [President] Obama. Kisses from Israel."

The tweet was also reportedly deleted, but saved beforehand by a blogger. Shalom had denied she had written it.

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