Iran's Rouhani sends out Rosh Hashana greetings on Twitter

On his Twitter feed on Sunday, Rouhani posted a notice celebrating the common ancestry of Jews and Muslims.

September 13, 2015 18:59
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (photo credit: HO / IRANIAN PRESIDENCY WEBSITE / AFP)


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US President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and virtually every other Western leader has wished Jews a happy new year as Rosh Hashana approaches on Sunday.

Now we can add a surprise guest to that list - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

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On his Twitter feed on Sunday, Rouhani posted a notice celebrating the common ancestry of Jews and Muslims.

"May our shared Abrahamic roots deepen respect and bring peace and mutual understanding," Rouhani tweeted. "L'Shanah Tovah."

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