Behind the one-man show that is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, there is a government. Beyond foreign and defense policies, which are intrinsically linked for Israel, the government should be seen as a corporation, with executives entrusted to various departments or ministries.The electoral system in Israel inevitably leads to a coalition and the coalition inevitably leads to bargaining over which sector represented by which party can get more money. Thus the coalition government ends up as party fiefdoms. Suddenly, as ministries are used as sweeteners to buy the loyalty of their parties, ministers immediately begin to tilt their budgets in favor for their new fiefdom. They are both executives managing or mismanaging a department.Worse, the number of ministers and deputy ministers in Netanyahu’s government has burgeoned to 28 in total. These 21 ministers and seven deputy ministers cost a fortune: cars, offices (often both in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv), home rentals or hotels, secretaries, drivers, assistants, spokesmen, overseas flights, expense accounts and whatnot.