What Israeli Politicians and Breaking Bad Have in Common

We love mainly those who do not get caught but are also prepared to forgive an individual who does get caught − on condition that he is not an ordinary thief but rather an elected one.

If I were a chemistry teacher who knew how to manufacture drugs and I needed money to support my family, would I cook up some crystal meth and along the way also commit murder? No way. But when Mr. White of “Breaking Bad” does this, I root for him. Hundreds of television series have prepared me to identify with him. We identify with the persecuted person, whose being pursued makes him a little bit...