"Mark, you have in mind a Presidential system, but this is not the way it works in a coalition situation." - Logios I fully understand the difference. "While the Prime Minister can nowadays (not in the past) legally fire a minister, this power can be exercised towards ministers of his own party. If a minister of another party is fired without the consent of that party, the party will leave the coalition, bringing down the government." - To Know Then in Israel you don't have a government, you have a circus with a different master in each ring. I did not suggest that another party be given the portfolio, but I am suggesting that if someone is able to humiliate and defy Netanyahu, then he is not in control. OR, as is almost certainly the case, he is in control and is just lying about what happened.
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from the article: U.S. gave Israel green light for East Jerusalem construction