No Logo: Netanyahu prepares for Obama visit with p.r. contest

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Two Sides of the Same Flag: Visitors to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Facebook page have chosen this logo for President Obama’s visit to Israel next month.

Politico reports:

It’s official: Visitors to the Facebook page of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have chosen a logo for President Obama’s visit to Israel next month.

The winner, above, got 2,600 “likes” beating out two others (below), which garnered 786 and 521, respectively.

Netayahu’s office is promising a big social media push around the visit. So far, there has been much more publicity about the trip in Israel than there has been in the United States.

Here are the runner ups:

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The Jerusalem Post adds:

National Security Council head Yaa’cov Amidror, who is coordinating Obama’s visit, told the cabinet Sunday that there will be an emphasis during this visit on utilizing social media to get the public involved, as is being done in choosing the logo.

He said a media center will be set up to accommodate the hundreds of journalists expected to cover the visit, and that Israel will try to take advantage of the interest to showcase its high-tech industry. . .

One government official deflected criticism that the logo idea was kitschy, saying there was a great deal of public enthusiasm in the visit, and this was one way of tapping into it. He chuckled dismissively when asked if there would also be a soft drink sponsor.

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