We hope that the Eid al-Adha festivities will see the attainment of peace in our region.

 Greetings on the occasion of Eid al-Adha

 

Palestinians pray at the Haram al-Sharif compound on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, Nov 27, 2009 (Photo: Reuters)

President Shimon Peres:

On the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival, on behalf of the State of Israel and its entire people, I convey my best and warmest wishes to those of Islamic faith. The Jewish and Islamic religions share a faith in one Lord and an adherence to fundamental values of truth, justice, and peace. From this common ground we believe beautiful fruit can grow.  

We, the citizens of the State of Israel, hope that the Eid al-Adha festivities will see the attainment of peace in our region. Our peoples have a long history of cooperation. Only peace can ensure the prosperity and well-being of all our people. 

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PM Netanyahu’s Eid al-Adha greetings
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
 
"I would like to greet Israel’s Muslim and Druze citizens on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.
 
In my travels around the country, as I meet youth from the non-Jewish sector, I see the light in their eyes.  I see the desire to be integrated.  I am impressed by the desire to study, to develop and to grow.
 
The Government of Israel that I lead has, since the start of its term, acted, and will continue to act, so that all of these youth will have the possibility of advancing in life, of acquiring an education, of pursuing careers, of earning a respectable living, and of self-realization.
 
We will continue to develop education, infrastructures and social welfare in the non-Jewish sector. I believe that the massive, comprehensive development of the non-Jewish sector contributes not only to the non-Jewish sector but to all Israelis.
 
I would like to conclude my greetings by wishing everyone all manner of good, every year, and to say that we are not giving up on peace. We will continue to advance peace with the Palestinians so that in the coming year we will be able to welcome the hoped-for peace with open arms."