India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Friday sent greetings in Hebrew to the Jewish people on the occasion of Hanukkah.

“I wish my friends of the Jewish faith a Happy Hanukkah! May this Festival of Lights and this period of celebration herald peace, hope and well-being for all,” Modi wrote on Twitter.

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