Iran’s President Wishes All Jews A Blessed Rosh Hashanah On Twitter

Hassan Rouhani, a Muslim cleric and an Ayatollah follower, was voted to power in June.

1. Iranian Presiden Hassan Rouhani wished all Jews, “especially Iranian Jews,” a blessed Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The tweet was from what appears to be his English account.

2. Rouhani, Iran’s seventh president, is known for his skills as a diplomat and a mediator. He is a Shiite Muslim cleric and was arrested several times in the 1960 and ’70s as a follower of the Ayatollah.

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3. Reactions to his tweet ranged from surprise and sarcasm to pleasant and hopeful.

@HassanRouhani shana tova from tel aviv (:

— Rutshapira (@Rut shapira)

@HassanRouhani Shana Tova from Israel, Mr. President. Come visit us sometime.

— haimhz (@Haim Har-Zahav)

@negarmortazavi I like this man! Do you reallysee change in the next couple of months- ofcourse assuming god willing, west reciprocates?

— murtazasomjee (@Murtaza)

@HassanRouhani Did you tweet that in Arabic too? Guessing no, but do let me know!

— RubinReport (@Dave Rubin)

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Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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