Israeli TV show casts cutting comedy eye on March election

February 7, 2015 6:35 AM

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For many Israelis, the country's election campaign has only truly begun with the recent return of "Eretz Nehederet," a biting TV satire that is Israel's equivalent of "Saturday Night Live." The show provides a cultural touchstone for a famously combative political environment that, as the vote draws near, is becoming surprisingly laced with humor.

With all sides seeking a popularity edge ahead of the March 17 election, the 12th season of the show is keeping politicians uneasy that they could become the butt of the next national joke.

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