"Wishing my Jewish friends a Happy Hanukkah! May this Festival of Lights and the festive season ring in peace, hope and well-being for all," Modi said in a tweet.

The Prime Minister also tweeted the wishes in Hebrew in another tweet. An impressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not only retweeted Modi's tweets but also thanked him in English and Hindi as well.

Using his official Twitter account "Pm of Israel", Netanyahu said in a tweet: "@narendramodi On behalf of all the people of the nation of Israel, thank you very much for your good wishes of Hanukka."

Another tweet in Hindi said the same. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of a revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BC.

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