Bomb Gaza, Vice PM’s wife says

Journalist and socialite Judy Nir Mozes-Shalom tweets call for harsher IDF response to Gaza rocket fire

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes (right). (photo credit: JudyMozes, Twitter)
Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes (right). (photo credit: JudyMozes, Twitter)

Judy Nir Mozes-Shalom, a journalist and socialite and the wife of Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom, tweeted controversial comments on Sunday and Monday regarding rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

“Have a good week,” she tweeted on Sunday. “I hope that today they decide to destroy Gaza if they don’t stop shooting. Let them suffer as well.”

On Monday, Nir Mozes-Shalom followed up that statement with: “It’s not fair that we’re sleeping here in silence and a million people down south live under fire! We need to bomb Gaza.”

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972 Magazine criticized Mozes-Shalom, describing her tweets as “a call for a massacre, if not an outright genocide.”

Nir Mozes-Shalom is the daughter of Noah Mozes, the late owner of Yedioth Ahronoth, and the sister of Arnon Mozes, the paper’s current publisher. She is a leading Israeli socialite and hosts a talk show on Israel Radio.

Her comments came amid rising conflict along Israel’s southern border with Gaza, as rocket fire and air force strikes have intensified.

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