It was a busy – and productive – week for Israeli President Shimon Peres, while he was in the U.S. to attend the AIPAC conference…and then some. First, President Obama used the beginning of his Sunday address at the AIPAC conference to announce that he will honor Peres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor that the U.S. can award to a civilian.
Then, the octogenarian headed for California’s Silicon Valley where he launched his Facebook page on Tuesday, March 5, alongside the social network’s founder Mark Zuckerberg. Peres is launching the “Peres 360” project in which he will be “available” 24 hours a day on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, BioTube and his own website. He is calling on people to use these vehicles to suggest more ways to create peace.
While in California, Peres also visited the computer giant IBM, where he not only learned of the latest technologies but also imparted his own knowledge, enjoying a full, detailed dialog with IBM executives and scientists. The president also stars in a behind the scenes video at IBM where he explains in some detail just how small a nanometer is, and how nanotechnology can change the way we live.