Son of man, speak to the children of thy people… (Ezekiel 33:2)
Israeli President Shimon Peres launched a new application on his Facebook page Monday, which will allow him to directly address the questions and concerns of people from around the world, according to the Jerusalem Post.
The app, named “You Ask, President Peres Answers”, will allow anyone to submit questions to the former Prime Minister, with the top queries being answered directly from Peres in writing and even video message.
The new project is aimed at creating a direct link between Peres and people all over the world who are interested in the State of Israel, a statement issued by a spokeswoman for the president said.
Peres launched his Facebook page in March 2012 from Mark Zuckerberg’s personal computer in Silicon Valley, alongside the Facebook founder. Since then, he has maintained an active online presence through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube in the project known as “Peres 360” which aims to create transparency and accessibility to the president through social media.
This is not the president’s first foray into social media. His previous efforts include a “one-on-one” conversation application, a voter turn-out project for Israel’s elections, live video streaming and the “Be My Friend For Peace” launch video.