Recent Israeli Government Cabinets, Ministers With Portfolios, Without Portfolios and S'gan (Vice/Assistant) Ministers have been including a preposterous proportion of the coalition MK's (Knesset Members) and sometimes even non-parliamentary appointees. A very small percentage of the "Cabinet" actually have political power, the type of power that can affect national policy beyond the scope of their narrow portfolios.
The government coalition protects the Prime Minister from the opposition.
The coalition ministers and MK's must toe the
It is a very rare Israeli Prime Minister who is actually dependent on his coalition. I can't remember the last time we've had that situation.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is a very sharp guy and quick learner. He now has complete control of his party, the Likud and his ministers and government. His first term in office was a personal political disaster, but he learned what to do and how to fix it. Yes, I do admire that part of him . I just don't agree with his policies and actions on the whole!
I support and vote for the Ichud Le'umi, National Union, davka, because I don't want it in the coalition. I don't want to vote for people who would be the kind of MK who could compromise principles.