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Most political pundits have been predicting its immediate demise/collapse from day one.
This reminds me of my most long-lasting job. Yes, of course it was offered as a "temporary job." We had been here in Shiloh barely a year. Soon after we arrived I tried to get the person in charge of afternoon children's activities to allow me to teach Creative Dance, which I had been teaching in Jerusalem for two years before our move. Yes, I was one of the very first to offer such classes in Jerusalem in the late 1970's. The year before we moved to Shiloh I had also taught a women's exercise class, aerobics before such "exercise to music" was branded/marketed as such. The coordinator rejected my offer, because she wanted ballet and ballet only. My specialty was Modern Dance, which I had studied for many years in New York. My Creative Dance lessons combined that with Israeli Folk Dance, Improvisation basic fitness etc. But Ballet was never on my menu/curriculum. Finally in 1982, just before the school year began, I was asked to be the Physical Education aka Gym Teacher for the girls in our school. The supervisor from the Ministry of Education had complained that although it was a required subject, our students weren't learning it. Someone on the school committee remembered that I had wanted to teach dance, so that seemed close enough to PE. I was told it would be "temporary" until a "real teacher" showed up in the area. I taught gym for thirteen 13 years. I never certified, since there wasn't a program for it offered to me. And I ended up leaving the position for reasons not quite related to my qualifications, but that's another story...With that bit of personal history under my belt, I agree with those who say that the latest Bibi coalition is full of politicians who are enjoying their power and don't want to give it up/share it with a larger number of MKs.
So far, the coalition is holding. Time will tell. What do you think?