Embattled Minister's Wife Blasts Meretz Leader: 'If Only I Was a Terrorist, She'd Love Me'

Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes slams Zehava Galon, who called to investigate Silvan Shalom for alleged sexual harassment and Nir-Mozes for obstruction of justice.

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Eran Wolkowski

Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes, wife of embattled Israeli Interior Minsiter and deputy prime minsiter Silvan Shalom, slammed Meretz chairwoman Zehava Galon's call to investigate Shalom's alleged sexual harassment and Mozes's obstruction of justice.

“If only I was a terrorist She would love me. Well not everyone is perfect," Nir-Mozes tweeted Saturday night in response to the left-wing party chairwoman's comments.

Galon said during a cultural event in Be'er Sheva earlier Saturday that Nir-Mozes's tweets threatening to besmirch Shalom's accusers could prejudice any future investigation and "intimidate women who have testified against Shalom."

Senior police officers were reportedly looking into Nir-Mozes's threaening tweets posted on Thursday, one of which was deleted shortly after, to determine whether they constituted intimidation or interfered with a potential investigation of the women’s complaints.

"Eventually, I will speak," Mozes said in the deleted tweet. "Everyone has a past and present. I get all the facts." On Saturday morning, Mozes tweeted: "I don't know why, but last night I dreamt about the wedding of Efi Bracha's son. Creepy." Bracha was a high-ranking police officer who committed suicide in July after being implicated in a corruption case. The tweet was quickly deleted, as well.

Shalom was accused of several sexual harassment in statements made to the media by at least six women over the past week. Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein will meet with senior police officers and Justice Ministry officials at the start of the week to decide whether an investigation into Shalom should be opened.

The current wave of reports was started by a report that appeared in Haaretz Wednesday on a series of alleged incidents that went on for more than a year. These reports joined those of the first woman who complained of alleged acts by Shalom – the woman said that more than a decade ago, Shalom asked her to perform oral sex, abusing his authority over her. However, that case cannot be prosecuted because of the statute of limitations.