I think Israel is too small for 14 clubs. Too many clubs without really an large fan basis. Isn't it?
In Austria and Switzerland, 2 countries similar to Israel, they have first division 10 teams and second division 10 teams. Playing 4x against each other a year, so you have 36 matches.
Wouldn't this be better for Israel? Because playing for less than 1000 fans doesn't make sense and give bad reputation for the league.
In Belgium we have 16 teams (with more than 11.000.000 inhabitants) and many fans also would like to reduce the league to 12-14 clubs or something .