What’s So Funny About the Israeli Elections?

From 'Shas in the City,' to frenemies Shelly and Tzipi, or Yair Lapid the 'oppo-alition' member, professional and homegrown satirists have forced Israel's election candidates to display good self-deprecating humor. But, ultimately, the joke is on us.

There’s a long list of complaints about this bizarre 2013 election campaign: that it was too sudden, short and rushed, too confusing, and that the absence...