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Israeli interior minister's wife tweets, deletes terrible Obama joke

Judy Shalom Nir Mozes is more than just the wife of Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom; she is also a columnist for her family's well-read newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, and TV and radio host/commentator in her own right. And on Sunday, she tweeted her 75,000 Twitter followers:

The tweet did not go unremarked upon in the brief period before Mozes deleted it, or afterward, and just to make sure everybody knows that her account wasn't hacked, she apologized:

She actually apologized twice more in English on Sunday, one tweet addressed to President Obama and the other trying out another joke, "I hope I will stay married when my husband will land and hear what I did." She probably doesn't have to worry on those grounds: This isn't Mozes' first brush with social media infamy, and she and her husband have been married since 1993.