Wife Of Israeli Politician Tweets Racist Obama Joke – And Social Media Reacts

Wife Of Israeli Politician Tweets Racist Obama Joke – And Social Media Reacts
A minute later she addressed a Tweet to ‘President Obama’ and referred to her joke as inappropriate, saying she liked people ‘no matter about their race or religion’

AFRICANGLOBE – The wife of a senior Israeli minister sparked outrage on Sunday by posting a racist joke about President Barack Obama on Twitter.

Judy Shalom Nir Mozes, a well-known face on Israeli TV and the wife of the country’s interior minister Silvan Shalom, quickly deleted the offending tweet – but it was too late to avoid mounting criticism.

The post that set off a wave of international public anger was short and to the point.

“Do you know what Obama coffee is? Black and weak”, Mozes tweeted in English.

Protests on Twitter came swiftly in English and Hebrew, including messages such as “Have you gone mad?” and “You’d better erase this … frighteningly racist”.

After deleting the tweet, Mozes posted: “I apologise, that was a stupid joke somebody told me.”

But Twitter users had already taken screen shots of the offensive message.

One user posted: “How human garbage works … Delete plus fake apology. Clearly found the racist joke funny enough to share. Trash”.

Mozes has been involved in social-media controversy before.

In 2012 she was nominated to represent Unicef, the United Nations body dealing with children’s rights and emergency needs, in Israel, and was set to join a sparkling list of royal and celebrity ambassadors that has included David Beckham, Sarah Jessica Parker, William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Rania of Jordan, Shakira and Sir Roger Moore.

But according to the Jerusalem Post, she resigned after whipping up a political storm when she posted messages to Facebook vociferously supporting Israel’s military bombardment of Gaza and referring to Palestinians there simply as “people whose children are fed hate towards Israel … who have it in their DNA to hate us”.

In the US, Mozes’ Tweet hit raw nerves. On Sunday, the subject of race was once again leading every news outlet, days after a 21-year-old white supremacist shot dead nine Black people in a church in Charleston, South Carolina.

One Twitter user wrote: “Wife of Israeli interior minister @JudyMozes tweeted racist slur [about] POTUS (President of the United States) while we mourn loss of 9 [because] of racism.”

Mozes appeared to compound her predicament, posting another joking statement, which began “Sorry if I caused offense to anyone” and added that she hoped she would still be married when her husband heard about the row.

A minute later she addressed a Tweet to “President Obama” and referred to her joke as inappropriate, saying she liked people “no matter about their race or religion”.


By: Joanna Walters


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  1. Nobody wants to recognize that israel is a racist, evil state that is manipulating the world. We should have been listening to the Palestinians all along, they were right !

  2. Is she Moze or Mussad,that is why isreal will remain in shit forever if they have such pple to lead them,she belong to garbage,even there president is racist numbet in this world,last remark he made last time was that,Africans and Arabics pple are useless meaning?

  3. Black is black & anybody who feals offended when he or she is called black is evil & againest God. Whites continue being proud of your colour & this’s why you’re soo much blesed by God. Nothing wrong Lucy!.

  4. And Nigerian churches too funding those filthy animals in Isreal while they kill our Afrikaan Brothers and Sisters in the name of religion.

  5. Oh My God a Jew that looks down on other races!!!
    This is a shock!!!
    Not one of God’s Chosen People!!!
    Next you’ll tell me they like to like to charge high interest rates when they lend money!!!

  6. ever since an atlanta based new based newspaper owner suggested that Israel should use its us based mossad agents to assassinate obama because he was no very close to Israeli leadership and therefore he can’t be trusted , things like this nolonger suprise me at all.

  7. Who cares? Obama doesn’t, he’s the do-boy for white supremacy. A black face on imperialism #DefundAmerica for humanity #BlackAutonomy cause integration is killing us

  8. 1952, General Abdul Nasser in a televised interview… there can be no peace with Israel because You left black and came back white. Same ole shit , bywords and worshipping the god of forces. Falsehood time is coming to an end.

  9. The same way President Obama blamed the act of 9 parishioners praying that was gun down by that ignorant, scared, small minded separatist KKK beverages as a gun control problem, I think he should also blame this racist remark on Tweeter. Let’s pass laws to controlled Tweeter or shut down Twitter, instead of dealing with the thousand pound pink gorilla hanging in the room.

  10. Ok … Disrespect is just that!! Too bad though president Obama won’t get the backing he needs to cut off the billions of monthly welfare payments that goes to Israel. Lets see how funny that is.