Trump’s New Year greeting and two surprises
President Donald Trump posted his greetings on Facebook to wish “all Jewish people in the United States and around the world a sweet and peaceful New Year!”
Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had this to say on Twitter: “As the sun gives way to the moon, I wish all my Jewish compatriots and Jews worldwide a very Happy New Year filled with peace and harmony. Happy Rosh Hashanah.”
And no less surprising, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday extended his warm wishes to the Jewish community celebrating Rosh Hashanah in Turkey and around the world. “We are members of a deep civilization, who give great importance to freedom of religion and belief, and consider social, cultural, religious and human diversity as wealth,” said Erdogan, according to the Anadolu news agency.