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Netanyahu to answer questions on YouTube

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March 15, 2011 | 3:01 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will answer questions from people around the world when he appears on YouTube’s World View.

Netanyahu will be the third world leader to appear on the citizen-powered interview program with his live-streamed interview on March 23.

YouTube is partnering with Israel’s Channel 2 News for the interview with Netanyahu; Channel 2 newsreader Dana Weiss will facilitate the broadcast. The 40-minute interview will be broadcast live, in Hebrew, on Israeli television and on YouTube simultaneously. YouTube also will stream the interview in English.

The questions can be uploaded to the website by video, text or Twitter (#AskNetanyahu). The deadline to submit questions is March 21 at 8 p.m.

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have appeared on the program.

“I invite Arab viewers and Palestinian viewers to have this exchange with us because I think we have to clear the air,” Netanyahu said in a pre-recorded message. “I think people have to understand what an open, liberal, tolerant society Israel is and how much it desires peace.”

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