If you’re an anti-semitic regime that wants to annihilate Israel, then why would your president be tweeting New Year’s greetings to the world’s Jews? In Hebrew, no less.
— Hassan Rouhani (@HassanRouhani) September 13, 2015
In a similar spirit, President Obama has issued Nowruz greetings to the people of Iran.
Rouhani’s photo is presumably from an Iranian synagogue. Larry Cohler-Esses lately filed this report for the Forward on the 10,000-20,000 Jews of Iran, saying they are discriminated against for government positions but not in business, and
are basically well-protected second-class citizens — a broadly prosperous, largely middle-class community whose members have no hesitation about walking down the streets of Tehran wearing yarmulkes.
And speaking of inter-religious relations, look at this sad report from occupied Jerusalem. Israeli police stormed Al Aqsa mosque courtyard today as a “security measure.”