Netanyahus Web site channels Obama


Ahead of Israel’s upcoming general elections, Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu has upgraded his Web site, which now features more news, Likud members’ blogs and videos, among other things. It is in Hebrew.

Some sharp-eyed bloggers could not help but notice the striking similarity between Netanyahu’s site to that of American president-elect Barack Obama. Netanyahu spokesman Yossi Levi claimed that the design of Netanyahu’s web site was not copied from Obama’s site.

“We view the comparison as a compliment,” Levi said. “The guideline of the Likud’s online campaign is openness and maximal transparency to the public, with maximal public participation in the election process.” —