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Magpie Politics

It worked for Obama, so why not for Benjamin Netenyahu, the conservative Likud leader hoping to emerge as prime minister in the upcoming Israeli election. The Jerusalem reporters of the New York Times have noticed startling similarities between the hugely successful website of the Obama campaign and that of Netenyahu. “The colors, the fonts, the icons for donating and volunteering, the use of videos, and the social networking Facebook-type options — including Twitter, which hardly exists in Israel — all reflect a conscious effort by the Netanyahu campaign to learn from the Obama success,” they write. “‘Imitation is the greatest form of flattery,’ noted one of Netanyahu’s campaign advisers. ‘We’re all in the same business, so we took a close look at a guy who has been the most successful and tried to learn from him.’” Compare the two by clicking.