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December 22, 2014

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The Times of Israel reports that India’s new prime minister has reached out to wish Jews a happy Hanukkah.

In a post on Twitter, Modi wished his “Jewish friends a happy Hanukkah! May this Festival of Lights and the festive season ring in peace, hope and well-being for all.” The post was then sent out in English as well.

Here’s the tweet:

Narendra Modi         @narendramodi

אני מאחל לחבריי בני הדת היהודית חג חנוכה שמח! מי יתן שחג אורים זה, ותקופה זו של חגיגות תבשר שלום, תקווה ורווחה לכל.

This is a reminder of the newly warm relationship between the two nations: no previous Indian head of government did something like this. And as I’ve written before, those who write about "Israel’s increasing isolation" need to keep this growing relationship in mind.

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