The internet is buzzing with the racist tweet by the wife of an Israeli minister.
Mozes is a journalist and radio host. She’s married to Silvan Shalom, Israel’s vice prime minister and minister of the interior. The Independent says Mozes has since removed the tweet and apologized.
I apologize, that was a stupid joke somebody told me.
She elaborated on twitter, saying her marriage is at risk:
President Obama I shouldnt have written the inappropriate joke I heard. I like people no matter about their race and religion.
Sorry if I caused any offence to anyone. I hope I will stay married when my husband will land and hear what I did.
Mozes is no pisher; she has 74,000 followers on twitter. Notice that she tweets in Hebrew and English. The racist tweet was in English.
David Sheen writes,
Israel Interior Minister responsible for rounding non-Jewish black folks into camps, so no surprise his wife’s racist
More intolerance reported by Yousef Munayyer, from Michael Oren:
Former Israel Amb to the US says Obama efforts to reach out to Muslim world product of Obama being abandoned by two muslim fathers. WTF
The kooky quote is from Oren’s latest op-ed.
Obama’s attitudes toward Islam clearly stem from his personal interactions with Muslims… I could imagine how a child raised by a Christian mother might see himself as a natural bridge between her two Muslim husbands. I could also speculate how that child’s abandonment by those men could lead him, many years later, to seek acceptance by their co-religionists
Is there an emergency brake on this car? And who does Mozes hang out with that she hears this kind of thing?
Both statements are bizarre examples of Israeli leaders’ difficulty understanding an increasingly diverse world that is at odds with Zionism. So we see a growing siege mentality, an inability to connect, and extreme anger even at the President of Israel’s best ally. It’s hard to imagine this coming out of any politician’s mouth in the U.S., at that level. And it’s more evidence of Israel’s racist rightward reality, which is regularly reported on our site and regularly papered over in the New York Times. Max Blumenthal and Joseph Dana documented this 6 years ago and people said they were lying. And it’s likely just to get worse from here.