Not only does this cost a fortune, it is creates a very inefficient unwieldy government where it is very hard to get anything done. The ministries have turned into money machines where every ministry gets a budget that the minister has control over.
If we look around the world we can compare Israel to other democracies
- Australia - 16 Ministers
- Denmark - 20 Ministers
- Finland - 17 Ministers
- France - 16 Ministers
- Germany - 15 Ministers
- Japan - 17 Ministers
- Norway - 18 Ministers
- Sweden - 10 Ministers
- United Kingdom - 22 Ministers
- United States - 15 Ministers
Given the small population and size of Israel in comparison to most of these other countries, we can see that 27 ministers is way out of line.
This is more proof that the system in Israel is completely broken and needs to be fixed badly. I offered a suggestion a while back The electoral system in Israel is broken ... on some possible reforms. It is clear that something needs to be done, unfortunately, given the current makeup of the government I am very pessimistic that anything will be done.