The wife of a senior Israeli politician has posted a racist tweet about Barack Obama, suggesting he is ‘black and weak’.
TV host Judy Nir Mozes Shalom, who is married to Interior Minister Silvan Shalom, uploaded the offensive message on Sunday before quickly deleting it, insisting it was a joke.
After causing a stir in Israeli media, Mozes Shalom apologized to Obama.
‘President Obama I shouldn’t have written the inappropriate joke I heard,’ she wrote. ‘I like people no matter their race and religion.’
‘Sorry if I caused any offense to anyone. I hope I will stay married when my husband will land and hear what I did.’
She suffered a backlash on social media, but claims the strongest response was from her other half.
One of the primary responsibilities of Mozes Shalom’s husband is overseeing the strategic relationship between Israel and the United States.
He has been pictured with Obama in the past, while his wife also enjoyed a trip to the White House in 2005.