President Shimon Peres
recently invited web surfers across the globe to get to know him on a personal level by asking him questions on Facebook.
Ahead of the fourth annual Presidential Conference, which began Tuesday, Peres teamed up with Israeli musician and new media entrepreneur Yoni Bloch to acquaint Internet users with his opinions on various issues and a few of his many stories.
Using video technology developed by Bloch's company, Interlude, Peres answered selected questions asked by users over the conference's Facebook page.
Peres with Bloch
"As a president, I have many duties. But this is not a duty, but a pleasure; let's have a conversation, one on one, on any subject. Seriously or with a wink in your eye," Peres says in the video. Viewers are invited to select a topic from four categories: Childhood, Tomorrow, Men and Women and You.
In the video, Peres talks about everything, including the day he fell in love with his wife, Sonia.
According to a statement issued by the conference, Peres is the first leader to hold an interactive conversation with web users from various countries, using unique Israeli technology.