Deputy Minister for the Negev and Galilee Ayoub Kara is leading a delegation of Israelis to a day of interfaith dialogue hosted by reformist Islamic theologian Adnan Oktar in Istanbul on Tuesday. The delegation also includes Tekoa-based Rabbi Menachem Froman and Israeli Muslim, Druze, Christian and Samaritan figures. Joining them will be Noam Shalit, the father of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who is expected to ask for Oktar's assistance in securing the release of his son.
The panel is also scheduled to guest on Oktar's television show Tuesday evening. The program is viewed by millions in the Arab world.