Tuesday, December 8

Israeli President, YouTube Founder Launch Channel

YouTube founder with Israeli President Shimon Peres
Hurley presents President Peres with a plaque of YouTube code. (Photo: Dave Bender, All Rights Reserved)

Chad Hurley, founder and CEO of YouTube, presented Peres with a plaque featuring original coding for the YouTube site, and the two discussed opportunities for using
YouTube as a tool to foster free expression towards achieving peace. Peres talked
about the potential for peace talks with Syria and related Middle East issues.

YouTube chief in Israel
Meeting with Hurley at The Presidential Residence.

The launch and press conference included the premier screening of the President’s
first internet message on YouTube. Hurley made a special trip to Israel for the

Photos, audio and video (yes - on YouTube and not Vimeo...) will be posted here, so
check back later today: http://www.davebrianbender.com

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