Israeli Interior Minister’s Wife Draws Ire With ‘Racist’ Obama Tweet

TIME

Judy Nir Mozes Shalom, wife of Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom, caused a stir on Twitter Sunday after sharing a controversial joke that many are calling racist.

“Do u know what Obama Coffee is? Black and weak,” wrote Shalom, whose husband is partially responsible for maintaining Israel’s good relationship with the U.S., Haaretz reports.

The post provoked an angry response before it was hastily deleted, with Twitter users accusing Shalom of being “racist” and doing “grievous damage” to foreign relations.

Shalom tweeted an apology shortly thereafter, saying the line was “a stupid joke somebody told me.”

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