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Prime Minister of Israel Hosts Facebook Chat

Pretty cool to see other countries start hosting Facebook Chats to reach citizens and connect with folks across the globe.

Next Up – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be hosting a chat in Arabic on Monday at 10:00 am Jerusalem time (3:00 am ET) on his Arabic Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/IsraeliPM.Arabic

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Profile Photo Jeff Ribeira

Whoa. Arabic, eh? I hope this will have some kind of English transcript after the fact. I imagine there will be some pretty interesting discussions happening here.

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Jed Shein

Some follow-up to yesterday’s Facebook chat in Arabic with Israel’s Prime Minister:

Hundreds of web surfers from Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, the Gulf states, northern Africa, the Palestinian Authority and from among the Israeli Arab sector responded to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call and directed their questions to him on Monday morning, January 30, via the Prime Minister’s Office Facebook page in Arabic.

The questions touched on a wide range of subjects, including the Arab Spring, the political process with the Palestinians, Iran, and Israel’s relations with Arab countries. The questions indicated a true desire to learn more about Israel and its policies on various topics. Ofir Gendelman, the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson to the Arab World, translated the questions and answers for the Prime Minister and the surfers.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r3sFV2d0TE&feature=player_embedded

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.306319712749235.67695.228149393899601&type=1

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