Deputy Minister Kara considers quitting Likud

Kara announces he is weighing his future in the party, accusing Netanyahu of racism for not appointing him as minister.

Hezki Baruch ,

Ayoub Kara
Ayoub Kara
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Deputy Regional Cooperation Minister Ayoub Kara on Monday announced to members of his Likud party that he is weighing whether or not to remain in the ruling party.

Political sources estimate that Kara's statement comes on the background of his demands to be appointed minister in the anticipated coalition shakeup with Yisrael Beytenu's expected entry. Those demands have yet to be accepted by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Kara's warning comes after Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) quit last Friday, in response to Netanyahu promising his post to Yisrael Beytenu chairperson MK Avigdor Liberman as a condition to join the coalition.

During the Likud party meeting on Monday, Kara walked up to Netanyahu and accused him of racism for refusing to appoint him as minister - Kara is a Druze Arab.

Last week Kara spoke to Arutz Sheva about his political future, and said, "the Prime Minister promised me that I would sit at the government table as a minister for all intents and purposes, and unfortunately I'm not sitting there."

"I trust that the Prime Minister will uphold his promises despite all his constraints. In contrast to others, my appointment is not only political but rather a message and statement to the whole world regarding the cooperation of minorities in the Israeli leadership," he said.