Earlier this week Israeli President Shimon Peres joined Facebook and, as he explains in a totally awesome new remix video, he wants you to be his friend…for peace. The video, created by Noy Alooshe (who you may remember as the guy that went viral remixing Qaddafi), features Peres schmoozing with the likes of Obama, Bill and Hillary, Sarah Jessica Parker, and others while “singing” about how “we need peace among the people.”
The video, which was posted to Peres’ Facebook page yesterday, has 921 likes and 301 shares so far, and just over 83,000 views on YouTube. So far, the majority of the feedback is overwhelmingly positive, with a ratio of 1,567 likes to 78 dislikes. And how could someone not love this video? While I must admit I was a little skeptical when I started watching, by the end I couldn’t stop myself from dancing and, of course, liking the President’s page on Facebook.
On Facebook, Peres writes, “I invite people from all around the world, from Europe, U.S.A., India, Latin America, Asia, Africa and specifically Iran, Libya, Syria, and Egypt to join me and promote peace between the people. Facebook empowers us. So let’s dare to believe, start to change our world and create a better tomorrow.”
Check out the video below and let us know what you think! Will you be Shimon Peres’ friend for peace?