Iranian president Rouhani’s Rosh Hashanah greetings mocked by social media


Rouhani’s Rosh Hashanah greetingTwitter users ridiculed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, after he posted a message wishing Jews well for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, celebrated on Monday and Tuesday.

“May our shared Abrahamic roots deepen respect & bring peace & mutual understanding. L’Shanah Tovah. #RoshHashanah,” the Iranian leader wrote on his Twitter page. The message was accompanied by a photo of four Jewish men wearing prayer shawls and holding prayer books while standing near a Torah scroll.

Yair Rosenberg, a journalist for Jewish magazine Tablet, was quick to point out the inherent hypocrisy in Rouhani’s greeting:

A number of other social media users pointed out that for most Jews, the Iranian regime’s constant threats to destroy Israel would likely not be considered peaceful.

EJ Press