Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara (Likud) was appointed to the position of Minister of Communications on Sunday . The decision was voted on unanimously by the cabinet following Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decision to hand over the ministry.
This a big step for Prime Minister Netanyahu. Netanyahu divested himself from the closely guarded Communications Ministry three months ago and temporarily gave it to Likud MK Tzachi Hanegbi.
In honor of Jerusalem Day, the cabinet meeting and vote was held in the Western Wall Tunnels in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Kara is the second member of the Druse community to be appointed a full minister in Israel, the first being Salah Tarif who was appointed Minister without Portfolio by Ariel Sharon in 2001.
Kara was born in Daliyat al-Karmel, a Druze town near Haifa, in 1955. He served in the IDF, reaching the rank of major. He is married and has 5 children.