UAE Foreign Minister greets Jews in Hebrew

Days after signing of normalization deals, UAE Foreign Minister tweets “Shana Tova” in Hebrew.

Elad Benari, Canada ,

Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan
Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan

UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Friday tweeted the words “Shana Tova” in Hebrew, ahead of the holiday of Rosh Hashanah.

Noura Al Kaabi, the UAE’s Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, also tweeted greetings in both English and Hebrew.

“My heartfelt wishes to members of the Jewish faith for a blessed Rosh Hashanah. To peace, happiness and good health,” she wrote.

The greetings come three days after the UAE and Bahrain signed normalization deals with Israel in a special ceremony at the White House.

Earlier on Friday, Rabbi Levi Duchman, rabbi of the UAE, recorded a Rosh Hashanah greeting in Arabic to the people of the UAE.

The UAE Foreign Minister also joined other world leaders in wishing Jews a happy New Year last year, though his tweet last year was in English.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Rosh Hashanah in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)