US President Donald Trump wished Jewish leaders on Friday a happy new year, vowing to be tough with Iran while doing all he could to avoid military conflict. “You embody the American dream.” Trump and the first lady posted a long message of greeting to Israel and Jews around the world.
President Vladimir Putin wrote in his holiday greeting: “Russia’s Jewish religious organizations are deeply respectful of the invaluable spiritual, historical and cultural heritage of their ancestors, and promote the traditions and customs of their fathers among the youth.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson castigated rising anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom, saying, “I will always be there to defend you against the shameful anti-Semitism that we are increasingly seeing and which is such a terrible blight on our country,” he said.
Shana Tovah,’ tweeted Emirati FM Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan to mark the start of the Jewish new year on Sunday evening. “Happy New Year to our Jewish compatriots and to all true followers of great prophet Moses,” Abbas Mousavi, the Iranian ministry spokesman, wrote on his Twitter account. He also tweeted the Rosh Hashanah greetings in Hebrew and Farsi.
Italian President Giuseppe Conte and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro posted their greetings. Bolsinario tweeted: “To the entire Jewish people celebrating [the] 5780 [Hebrew year], a big hug from the Brazilian people.” Emmerson Mnangagwa, the president of Zimbabwe, wished “our Jewish friends around the world” a happy new year.