Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Israeli Election on YouTube

Today is Election Day in Israel and throughout the campaign season Israeli voters have been tracking the candidates on YouTube.

In December, YouTube launched an online elections platform, which allowed citizens to record and upload their questions for the three candidates -- Tsipi Livney, Ehud Barak and Benyamin Netanyahu. In all, 258 videos were submitted for consideration.

Following the model of the CNN/YouTube debates, the YouTube community voted and the best video questions were posed to the candidates during a live broadcast on Channel 2 News. The live debate was among the top 10 most-viewed shows of the week and Haaretz newspaper described it as "the hottest moment of this (Israeli) elections campaign."

If you're voting today and still undecided, here are some highlights from the broadcast:


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