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Washington - In Rosh Hashanah Video Greeting Obama Says U.S. Israel Bond Strong

Published on: September 27, 2011 12:56 PM
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President Barack Obama waves after a Democratic fundraiser at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)President Barack Obama waves after a Democratic fundraiser at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Washington - At sundown tomorrow night, the Jewish community here in the United States and all over the world will gather to celebrate the start of the new year. Rosh Hashanah offers us an extraordinary sense of possibility because it provides us an opportunity to shape our world for the better.

In his video greeting for the High Holy Days, President Obama says:

As the High Holidays begin, we look back on all the moments during the past year that gave us reason to hope.  Around the world, a new generation is reaching for their universal rights.  Here in the United States, we’ve responded to our challenges by focusing on the things that really matter – friendship, family, and community.


But this last year was also one of hardship for people around the world.  Too many of our friends and neighbors continue to struggle in the wake of a terrible economic recession.  And beyond our borders, many of our closest allies – including the State of Israel – face the uncertainties of an unpredictable age.

That is why my Administration is doing everything we can to promote prosperity here at home and security and peace throughout the world – and that includes reaffirming our commitment to the State of Israel.  While we cannot know all that the New Year will bring, we do know this: the United States will continue to stand with Israel, because the bond between our two nations is unshakable.

As Jewish tradition teaches us, we may not complete the work, but that must never keep us from trying.  In that spirit, Michelle and I wish you, your families, and all who celebrate Rosh Hashanah a sweet year full of health, happiness, and peace.

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 Sep 27, 2011 at 02:12 PM Anonymous Says:

What a faker, Thanks anyways Mr president, your blessing will definitely stand for our zchus and mercy from hashem, as you gave such a hard time for the Jews around the world and especially for the people of Isreal.
Obama!! its time to wake up and see how far you've moved apart the relationship of the USA to the land of Israel. it should not be this way..
Wish ya all a Happy and sweet new year for you and all of us..


 Sep 27, 2011 at 06:01 PM cbd Says:

Putting differences asside.... It was a nice message Kol hakavod.


 Sep 27, 2011 at 06:14 PM ShmuelG Says:

Sounds more like a compaign speech than a greeting. Besides, we don't want either one from you, Hussain.


 Sep 27, 2011 at 08:46 PM Anonymous Says:

give obama credit. he is not that bad


 Sep 28, 2011 at 08:26 AM Moses2 Says:

Thank you Mr.president


 Sep 28, 2011 at 11:31 AM SherryTheNoahide Says:

Thank you Mr. President for the Rosh Hashanah greeting... although I'm not sure why you bothered! (lol)

It seems as though no matter WHAT you do for Israel... it will never be good enough for the Jews here in America!

But whatever.... it was a nice gesture, nevertheless.


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