Iranian President Tweets Friendly Message to Jews

Hassan Rouhani took time on Wednesday to bid a holiday greeting to "all Jews" on Rosh Hashanah

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President Hassan Rouhani gestures to the media during a news conference in Tehran, June 17, 2013.

Newly elected President of Iran Hassan Rouhani took to his Twitter account on Wednesday to wish a happy Rosh Hashanah to the global Jewish community. “As the sun is about to set here in #Tehran I wish all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah,” read the tweet (below) complete with picture that was posted on Rouhani’s official account.

In contrast to his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was known for espousing anti-Semitic vitriol, Iran’s new head of government is believed to be a more moderate figure among the country’s ruling theocracy. According to a report published on the news website JTA, Iran is home to 10,000 Jews — making it the largest Jewish community in the region outside of Israel.

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Greg Fairweather
Greg Fairweather

more like , you were comparing the KKK to white people. It's really not apples and oranges.

happyupdates
happyupdates

hi, Exactly Sassan. Furthermore the Iranian Islamic Regime has executed about a dozen Jewish community leaders since the 1979 revolution there. Every Jew that can flee Iran, has done so already. Almost everyone left there is effectively being held icareeradvice hostage. People seem to believe what they want to believe, because it makes  them feel all warm and fuzzy inside - regardless of the facts to the contrary. Iran is not the enemy, but the Islamic Regime of Iran most certainly is. 

Mohamed Nicbar
Mohamed Nicbar

Iran is great. some media paint us as the baddies

Jackie Reed
Jackie Reed

That' a new one. Time will tell if he can be trusted.

Noushin Jahani
Noushin Jahani

@Nicolas Krokowicz,as a woman who lives in Iran I have to say that no one is stoned to death here because of wearing jeans , believe me , it's a misconception.

Greg Sowden
Greg Sowden

There is nothing to be shocked about. Islam and Iran have always respected Jews and Judaism. It is Zionism that we are against!

Larry L. Cunningham
Larry L. Cunningham

A change. We should be talking to him to help with the Syria situation. Let the Middle East neighbors fix the neighborhood. Let the U.S. stay out. We just muddy the waters now and make things worst for the future.

Adam Sharpe
Adam Sharpe

Exactly Sassan. Furthermore the Iranian Islamic Regime has executed about a dozen Jewish community leaders since the 1979 revolution there. Every Jew that can flee Iran, has done so already. Almost everyone left there is effectively being held hostage. People seem to believe what they want to believe, because it makes them feel all warm and fuzzy inside - regardless of the facts to the contrary. Iran is not the enemy, but the Islamic Regime of Iran most certainly is.

Nicolas Krokowicz
Nicolas Krokowicz

highly educated people that lapidates women for wearing jeans

Ryan J. Farrick
Ryan J. Farrick

While I do agree the country and its people are mis-portrayed in the West, I'd say you're being a tad bit unrealistic in your assessment of the Iranian government and politicians. Most of the people I've met from Iran have been fabulous, but seem to have little good to say about those making laws and lording over them.

Caesar J. B. Squitti
Caesar J. B. Squitti

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John Low
John Low

I wonder how they responded...

Kia Abedi
Kia Abedi

VIVA MR PRESIDENT,wish peace for the world

Barry Gillies
Barry Gillies

Don't trust this 2 faced liar for even a second! He speaks softly for the crowd but whispers murder for Israel. Stay alert and strong.

renfieldc
renfieldc

It's no real surprise. There's a huge number of Jews who totally disagree with Israel's aim to obliterate Palestinians presence in 'their' land. The Zionazis who rule there today, continues to emulate the worst of Nazi Germany's ideology.

Fahad Hayat
Fahad Hayat

He will definitely not do anything lol Saad Durrani

Ali C. Zarghami
Ali C. Zarghami

Iran was always a defensive country and Never started a war. Always for peace & if you like to know more on this issue, please read the Tora/chapter the Book of Esra. We do have lots of problem but its our beer. Just as Ronald Reagan said; yes, indeed we did a Big mistake between Iran & Iraq. Reagan's, his words in 1984. but it was simply too late and Saddam got the green light to start a war backed by the western world supervised by ramsfeld, yes but why? I bet that the americans and the Iranaians will get together, we are Old Friends & we will seeeee;)

Bianca Leury
Bianca Leury

I saw that on twitter and as a Jew I appreciates his words. End of story.

Sarfaraz Abbasi
Sarfaraz Abbasi

@Owen Phelps Better look at your courtyard of Geert Wilders like people who don't let Muslims breath in the Netherlands and many other countries.

Sarfaraz Abbasi
Sarfaraz Abbasi

@Katarina Hit @Angelo Bustonera Talk about Geert Wilders who makes sure Muslims don't breath in the Netherlands

Nicole Rees
Nicole Rees

And if true, I am sure the believing Jewish People will wish him a blessed entry into the book of life

Sarfaraz Abbasi
Sarfaraz Abbasi

@Angelo Bustonera You have more pain to hear that reference, I guess

Shahram Sadat Shojaiei
Shahram Sadat Shojaiei

Be optimistic guys, Mr Rohani is going to make Ahamdi Nezhad the scapegoat for bringing Iran back into life.

ObaidKarki
ObaidKarki

This breaking is an insult to be News. This is one of those many Stooopid Ayatollah Stunt Shows pulled by Hassan Rouhani who has no choice but to deploy his sacred sacrosanct secret weapon to fool fools. Taqqyah! To please his DC masters that the porous sanctions imposed on Iran are working. It’s a joke. Khamenei ain’t use the Toilet without his masters’ permission in Tel Aviv. The Arabspring exposed Iran outloud and at-large. Iran is a deceptive Thugocracy and its foreign policy beyond repair. Ahmadinejad fooled the whole world to arm Israel to the teeth. Ahmadinejad will be missed by Stateless Urban reject Jews. He fooled Washington fools for decade. ‘Wipping Israel off the map’ was good one and the “Nuclear bomb” stunt that he pulled to get Netanyahu elected twice. He ordered Iraqi Shiite to ship to Israel hundreds of billions of dollars worth of arms, weapons & equipment Uhauled from 88 closed US Bases in Iraq for free. Thanks to Ahmadinejad. He’s been good ally to Israel. Don’t you ever forget that Iran was the first country in the world to recognize State of Israel before USA & UK 66 years ago? That’s why Iran gets the lion share of news coverage on world headlines that’s controlled by Zionists.

Greg Fairweather
Greg Fairweather

LOL I didn't refer to jews as zionists. I was referring to zionists as zionists.

Johan Richwin
Johan Richwin

They still have radicals but that sect is a dying breed.

Johan Richwin
Johan Richwin

Americans are highly mislead by their government about the world. Not all of Iran is backwards. No different than thug American culture. Most of Iran is civil and just wants to live in peace. They have some nice looking modern cities too. The American media will not show you that part though. And have a very low crime rate. People still leave their doors unlocked in Iran.

LeilaSA
LeilaSA

Thank you Mr.President 

James Canter
James Canter

This and the head of the KKK signing up for the NAACP. ????

Greg Xanthos
Greg Xanthos

Bradley, the whole idea of Iran as a threat is certainly AIPAC-contrived, but it's a bit rich to consider Iran "moderate,"and flat-out wrong to say it has the third largest Jewish population. At best, it has the thirtieth largest.

Karim Bouabbou
Karim Bouabbou

All jews except for zionists ... these people never had a problem with jews (sometimes they just mix up the two).

Christian DeLuca
Christian DeLuca

They did just recently have a President that, on numerous times, question the validity of the holocaust. I already know a language.

Chosun1
Chosun1

It's nice to see something positive from an Iranian leader directed to the Jewish community.