(JTA) – Israeli President Shimon Peres launched a Facebook page during a visit with company founder Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook headquarters in California.
As part of the launch Tuesday, Peres held a live chat with web surfers from around the world. His page calls on people from around the world to be his friend and "speak up" for peace.
Peres was to give a public speech Tuesday night at San Francisco’sTemple Emanu-El. He also is slated this week to tour the headquarters of Google as the guest of co-founder Sergey Brin.
In Hollywood, Peres is scheduled to tour the studios of DreamWorks Animation and hold a meeting with company founders Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg. He is also scheduled to have lunch with the heads of film studios, including Warner Bros., Universal and Fox, according to his office.