President Obama is extending greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy monthlong fasting time known as Ramadan.So he extends congratulations to the Muslims but lets the Jews know they should "healing old divisions" and working to "new understandings" in the Middle East.
The president on Saturday issued a statement saying he and his wife, Michelle, congratulate Muslims in the U.S. and around on the world on a "blessed day."
Obama said even at this festive occasion, Muslims remember the less fortunate, those suffering in poverty, hunger, conflict and disease.
Obama also used a Rosh Hashana message to renew his call for peace between Israel and its Arab neighbours.
Obama said the holy day should be an opportunity to heal old divisions and seek new understandings. He said he wants to bring lasting peace to Israel so future generations will have a safe existence.
Subtle, very subtle.