- Trump Tells 1,000 Jewish Leaders He Does Not ‘Want Military Conflict’ With Iran – Report
At the White House on Friday, US President Donald Trump addressed nearly a thousand Jewish leaders with Happy Jewish New Year wishes on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, adding to his holiday message that he did not want a war with Iran.
In an almost 13-minute speech, the US president asked those present to remember that in 2018 he ordered the relocation of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as well as his recognition, earlier this year, of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory.
“Our country is reminded of the infinite ways Jewish families uplift our nation […] You embody the American dream”, Trump stated, cited by The Times of Israel. Touching upon the tense situation in Persian Gulf and in the Middle East, the US president said that he does not want to engage in a military conflict with Tehran.
“I don’t want military conflict […] We’ve offered to talk, we’ve offered to discuss things… I’ve shown great restraint and hope that Iran likewise chooses peace”, Trump said, cited by The Times of Israel. According to the media report, Trump agreed with the sentiment to increase Holocaust education in American schools while taking questions from the audience.