President Shimon Peres launched his own YouTube channel on Tuesday. The launch included a joint press conference with YouTube Founder and CEO Chad Harley.
In the president's first message on the site, he asked citizens of the world to join in on a conversation centering on three key issues: how to advance peace in the Middle East, how to further reconciliation between different faiths, and lastly, how to harness new technologies for the good of mankind.
The YouTube channel features selected moments from Peres's speeches and activities. It also offers a platform for virtual press conferences in which Internet users can ask the president questions about global affairs.