(CNN)Judy Mozes, the wife of senior Likud official Silvan Shalom, apologized Sunday after calling President Barack Obama "black and weak" on Twitter.
Mozes said she was repeating a joke. But soon after tweeting, "Do u know what Obama coffee is? Black and weak," she deleted the message.
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Mozes's tweet immediately made headlines in Israel, where politics is always big news. Mozes later tweeted: "I apologize, that was a stupid joke somebody told me."