The wife of Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom Sunday apologized for a joke she tweeted in which she compared U.S. President Barack Obama to coffee that is "black and weak." Television personality Judy Nir Mozes was sharply criticized on social media for the tweet with one follower responding, "No doubt racism has no connection to brains."

The offending tweet read: "Do u know what Obama Coffee is? Black and weak." It has since been removed. Mozes then apologized both in Hebrew and English, saying it was a joke someone had shared with her.










It's not the first time Mozes has run into controversy, the Jerusalem Post reported. She resigned from Unicef in 2012 after posting remarks on Facebook supporting government action in Gaza and criticizing Palestinians.

“There is nothing I value more than human life,” she wrote. “How is it possible to make peace with people whose children are fed hatred towards Israel from the moment they are born? How is it possible to make peace with people who have it in their DNA to hate us? I am willing to make real peace at any price. The problem is that there is no partner. I wish I was wrong.”

The post was followed two days later with: “I very much hope that Bibi [Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] will not surrender to the pressures of our enemies and continue the operation until the last terrorist is murdered in Gaza.”