Obama leads to change in Israel politics as well

It seems that Barack Obama‘s victory echoes all the way to our little country of Israel.
Obama’s flawless use of the web has created many copycats, most of whom mimicked the L&F of US President Elect website. Even the NY Times picked up the story, first caught by a local blogger, who mentioned it to a friend, who blogged about it – and shortly after published at ‘traditional’ news sites.

There’s even a new word for it in Hebrew – ‘likebama‘ (free translation – dorbanot.com):
‘Someone attemping to be like US President Elect Barack Obama, to enjoy Obama’s popularity’.

Links (most in Hebrew):
Ido Kenan (blogged about it)- Netanyahu and Obama website
Ido Kenan – More copy-paste stories
Ido Kenan – Some more stories
Gal Chen – the local blogger
TheMarker IT – from an Israeli blogger to NYTimes
Ynet – Does Netanyahu’s website mimcks Obama’s?
nrg.co.il – Yes he can! Netanyahu launches new website
NYTimes.com (requires sign-in) – Israeli candidate borrows a (web) page from Obama

5 Responses to “Obama leads to change in Israel politics as well”

  1. 1 Ido Kenan November 19, 2008 at 18:20

    Hey Dvir.

    Thanks for all the link love.

    Correction: my name is spelled Ido Kenan.

  2. 2 Dvir Reznik November 20, 2008 at 10:44

    Hi Ido,

    My pleasure 🙂

    and – corrected.

  3. 3 Gal November 22, 2008 at 22:17

    Hi Dvir,
    My name is Gal Chen, not Dan.

    Thanks anyway

  4. 4 Gal November 22, 2008 at 22:20

    Hi Dvir,
    I think you’ll find that interesting too

  5. 5 Dvir Reznik November 23, 2008 at 15:15


    Thanks, corrected.

    And (per the link),
    YES, WE CAN! 🙂

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