“Sorry if I caused any offense to anyone,” she added. “I hope I will stay married when my husband will land and hear what I did.”
Silvan Shalom remained silent about the incident on social media.
Nir-Mozes’s tweet came during continuing tensions between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the two countries continue to grapple with the Palestinian peace process and Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Nir-Mozes’s husband was appointed by Netanyahu last month to lead peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians and oversee strategic dialogue with the U.S.
Last month, according to Times of Israel, Nir-Mozes also made waves when she purportedly wrote to the president when he got his own Twitter account, saying: “@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 no longer exists and Nir-Mozes now denies she wrote it.
In response to Sunday’s tweet, one user called the “joke” Nir-Mozes posted a “racist slur.”
“Wife of Israeli Interior Minister @JudyMozes tweeted racist slur [about] POTUS while we mourn loss of 9 [because] of racism.”