The message was accompanied by a 2006 Reuters image of Jews praying in Yousefabad Synagogue in Tehran. L’Shanah Tovah is Hebrew for, May it be a good year.
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Iran had between 80,000 and 100,000 Jews before the 1979 Islamic revolution but most have since fled, mainly to the United States, Israel and Europe. There are now only about 8,500, mostly in Tehran but also in Isfahan and Shiraz, major cities south of the capital. May our shared Abrahamic roots deepen respect & bring peace & mutual understanding. L'Shanah Tovah. — Hassan Rouhani (@HassanRouhani) This is not the first time that a Rosh Hashanah greeting has been attributed to Rouhani. In 2013, a message claiming to be from Rouhani was posted on Twitter, reading “As the sun is about to set here in #Tehran I wish all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah.” that the president, who had taken office not long before, had tweeted the greeting.
2 days ago In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, center, attends an annual Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran, Iran. Iranians are continuing to take to the streets to celebrate President Hassan Rouhani's victory in the nation's presidential election. This follows a long night of celebrations.
Rouhani does not have a tweeter (sic) account,” presidential adviser Mohammad Reza Sadeq was quoted by Iran’s Fars news agency as saying on the matter. But the Twitter handle in the 2013 greeting is the same as the one that is today widely acknowledged to be Rouhani’s official account, which was the one used in Sunday’s “Shanah Tovah” tweet. As the sun is about to set here in I wish all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah. — Hassan Rouhani (@HassanRouhani) With one designated member of parliament, Iran’s Jewish community is one of three officially recognized religious minorities. Armenian Christians have two designated MPs, while Assyrian-Chaldeans and Zoroastrians have one each. Still, many Iranian Jews complain they are not treated equally under the law, Homayoun Sameyah Najaf Abadi, the head of Tehran’s Jewish community and a doctor at Tehran’s Jewish Hospital, said earlier this year. Key positions in government are off-limits and there is some legal discrimination. Techcrunch on twitter signal for macbook.
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TEHRAN – Iran President Hassan Rouhani has been invited to attend the opening ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup by FIFA President Gianni Infantino. Infantino traveled to Tehran Wednesday night to attend a ceremony to celebrate 100-year anniversary of Iran football federation. The Swiss-Italian also shared the pitch with ex-Iranian stars in a futsal match before attending Tehran derby between Persepolis and Esteghlal, where Esteghlal won the match 1-0 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium. Infatinio participated at a joint news conference with Iranian sport minister Masoud Soltanifar, saying the diplomatic rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran should not be allowed to get in the way of football. “There are of course political issues between countries all over the world but this should not have an impact on the football tournament.
The solution is always just to play home and away like in every competition in every country,” he said. “The people of Iran, like any other nation, have the right to cheer their teams at their stadiums, and we, as the international federation of football, will try to defend this right,” Infantino added.
Infantino also held a meeting with Rouhani later on Thursday. 'With regard to the appeal of football for nations and especially young people, the FIFA can play a significant role in bringing nations closer together.
Fortunately, today the Iranian people, especially the younger generation, are very interested in sports and especially football, and sport events are followed by a lot of excitement, which you will see in the competition between the two most popular football clubs in the capital today”, Rouhani said. Stressing that the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has always tried to provide more and more access to sport, he said: 'Public and professional sport activities are increasing in our country today, and national teams of Iran take part in various fields of sport at global levels, including the presence of Iranian national football teams at all levels in regional and global competitions'. The president also referred to the passionate presence of women in various fields of sport, especially football, and said: 'Today, Iranian women are present livelier in sport fields, including 23,000 women athletes in football'. 'Iran is a safe country and is ready to host regional and international sports and groups,' said Rouhani, pointing out that regional federations should seek to bring nations closer together and increase friendships. The president also emphasized the need for FIFA to promote the rights of nations to watch their favorite teams in their stadiums and country'. Gianni Infantino expressed satisfaction over meeting with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and said: 'Football has an important social role worldwide, and the Iranian people are truly among the most passionate fans of football in the world'.
'FIFA is always looking to improve the world through sports and will not hesitate to help improve the level of football in Iran'.