At sunset this evening, the Jewish New Year shall begin. A time for reflection, it also marks the beginning of Jewish High Holy Days.
Earlier today, Mitt and Ann Romney sent greetings to the Jewish community:
Ann and I extend our warmest wishes to the Jewish Community for a happy and peaceful year. L’Shanah Tovah.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) September 16, 2012
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UPDATE - Iran Tensions Loom Over Israelis on Jewish New Year
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had this message for Jews in Israel and around the world. “I want to wish you all a happy New Year, a happy New Year in your personal lives, a happy New Year for the Jewish people and the Jewish state. The Jewish state and the Jewish people are facing great challenges. Iran is racing to develop nuclear weapons. A rising tide of militancy is sweeping our region,” he said.
Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. But it sees Israel as a Zionist enemy.
Netanyahu says Iran could achieve nuclear weapons capability in just six or seven months, something Israel sees as a threat to its existence.
Netanyahu has accused the United States of failing to get tough on Iran; and despite strong opposition from Washington and the international community, he has threatened to launch a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
The Obama administration says it is not yet ready to draw a red line concerning Iran and continues to pursue a deepening of international sanctions against Tehran.
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