Judy Mozes, an Israeli media personality and the wife of Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom, is under fire for a racial joke about President Barack Obama.
And now? The Left is using it as an excuse to call for a boycott of their least favorite American ally, Israel.
“Do [you] know what Obama Coffee is?” Mozes joked over Twitter. “Black and weak.”
Mozes deleted the Tweet almost immediately–although not fast enough; liberal news site, Vox, managed to capture a screenshot before she did–and she apologized profusely for posting the joke.
Of course, the liberal Left isn’t so forgiving. And now, they’re using it as an excuse to boycott Israel.
The liberal Twittersphere launched into tirade after tirade, with some users even calling to cut Israeli defense funding–at a time when they face unprecedented threats from groups like ISIS and nations like Iran, who would like nothing more than to see Israel annihilated from the planet.
Mozes’s off-color joke comes at a time when Israeli-American relationships are increasingly strained.
Last year, a senior Obama administration allegedly called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “chickens**t” behind closed doors–in a remark that quickly went viral. The comment was a response to Netanyahu, who was snubbed by Obama during an upcoming visit, when he decided to address Congress anyway–even without Obama’s blessing.
Earlier this year, Obama even was rumored to try to do everything he could to make sure Netanyahu lost re-election. Netanyahu wound up winning by far more votes than predicted–and Obama was, allegedly, livid that the Israeli people would make such a decision to stick with Netanyahu’s conservative Likud Party, rather than a more conciliatory (and pro-Palestine) liberal parties.
To say that Obama and Netanyahu have had a rocky relationship is, of course, an understatement.
Netanyahu will, quite likely, continue to hold office even after Obama is gone. But, for many on the Left, the damage to Israel’s reputation is already done.