Facebook founder to visit Israel


Israel invited Facebook’s founder to attend its 60th Independence Day celebrations.

Mark Zuckerberg met the Israeli delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week and accepted an official invitation to visit for the festivities in May, Ma’ariv reported Sunday.

A former Harvard student, Zuckerberg shot to international fame by creating the Facebook networking site.

Ma’ariv quoted Zuckerberg, 23, as saying that Facebook would be an ideal platform for linking all the participants in a technology conference that Israeli President Shimon Peres is organizing in honor of the national birthday.

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