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Wife of Israel’s Interior Minister tenders apology for racist Obama joke

A ‘racist’ joke on Twitter by Judy Nir Mozes Shalom, wife of Israel’s Interior Minister Silvan Shalom about US President Barack Obama raised a uproar on Sunday.

“Do u know what Obama Coffee is? Black and weak,” wrote Judy Nir Mozes Shalom, a local media personality whose husband, among his other duties, is tasked with overseeing the strategic dialogue with the United States.

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Shalom quickly deleted the post, but not before it raised a flurry of responses, many of which accusing her of racism.

In order to rectify her mistake she posted several Tweets tendering apology for the joke,

In another message Shalom addressed U.S. President Obama directly for the inappropriate joke,

Later, Shalom tweeted in Hebrew that the “scariest” response she received for the tweet came from her husband, adding that she hopes the affair won’t end with a divorce.


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