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Iran's new leader sends Jews New Year's greetings -- or does he?

Iran's new leader sends Jews New Year's greetings -- or does he?

WASHINGTON – Could the Jewish New Year herald a fresh start in Iran? Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was known for incendiary anti-Semitic comments, questioning whether the Holocaust was “a real event” and once suggesting that Israel be “wiped off the map.” So it was more than a little surprising Wednesday when a tweet went out from an account carrying the name of Ahmadinejad's freshly inaugurated successor, Hassan Rouhani, saying:   As the sun is about to set here in #Tehran I wish all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah. pic.twitter.com/tmaf84x7UR — Hassan Rouhani (@HassanRouhani) September 4, 2013 ...

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