“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.
Error: No connected account.
Please go to the Instagram Feed settings page to connect an account.