Tag Archive for Ayoub Kara

Israel’s Gov’t Press Office nullifies Al Jazeera reporter’s Press Card

Ayoub Kara, Israel’s Communications Minister, sent information about a senior Al Jazeera reporter from the Jerusalem bureau, to the GPO in efforts to shut down the Qatari-owned cable news channel in Israel.



The Government Press Organization invalidated the press credentials of an Al Jazeera reporter on Wednesday, after he said his journalism was part of the Palestinian “resistance.”

Communications Minister Ayoub Kara speaking at the Knesset – Facebook

Communications Minister Ayoub Kara sent the information about Elias Karam, a senior reporter at Al Jazeera’s Jerusalem bureau, to the GPO as part of Kara’s efforts to shut down the Qatari-owned cable news channel in Israel. Continue Reading »

Al Jazeera accused of running jihad from Jerusalem

Dr. Mordechai Kedar, who served in IDF Military Intelligence for 25 years specializing in Arab political discourse, says Israel’s decision to close Al Jazeera’s offices is long overdue, since propaganda network favors Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

By Shimon Cohen


Communications Minister Ayoub Kara (Likud) has begun the process of shutting down the Al Jazeera offices in Jerusalem over the network’s support for radical Islamist groups.

Arutz Sheva spoke about the network’s closure with those were interviewed several times by Al Jazeera, including Arabic culture expert Dr. Mordechai Kedar.

Dr. Kedar agreed with the government’s assessment that Al Jazeera supports terrorism. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Communications Minister Follows Mid-Eastern States’ Lead to Ban Al-Jazeera


Following the prime minister’s lead, Israel Communications Minister Kara takes steps to close down the inciteful Qatari cable network, but working within the ongoing Middle Eastern stratagem.



Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call to shut Qatari media company Al Jazeera’s office in Jerusalem has been translated into action, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara announced.

Kara said on Sunday night he is holding “professional discussions” in his ministry’s legal department, as well as with the Council for Cable and Satellite Broadcasting, to draft a bill that would close the cable networks’ Israel studio.

Saudi Arabia closes Al Jazeera offices

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently came out against Al Jazeera in response to its coverage of Palestinian terrorist attacks and rioting in Jerusalem’s Old City, saying that the network is inciting against Israel. Continue Reading »

Turkish Journalist Protest ‘Humiliation’ by Security Personnel at Israel Cyber Conference


Turkish journalists were appalled at the excessive and offensive treatment they were required to endure at the hands of Israeli security agents at the entrance to the Cyber Conference, just as ‘Israeli and Turkey are trying to normalize relations.’



Three Turkish journalists complained on Tuesday of excessive and offensive behavior towards them carried out by Israeli security staff at Israel’s Cyber Week 2017.

In a letter obtained by The Jerusalem Post‘s sister publication Maariv, economy editor of the Daily Sabah, Seyma Eraz explained that she, Kenan Ozcan, and Emre İzkübarlas from Fox Turkey were invited by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Israeli consulate in Istanbul to cover Cyber Week 2017, taking place at Tel Aviv University. Continue Reading »

Bahraini princess chooses Israeli hospital over American to save her life


According to Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara, the unnamed Bahraini princess believed that Israel offered the best chances for her full recuperation.

By Hillel Fendel


A princess from the Islamic country of Bahrain chose to receive life-saving treatment in Israel – and as a result, years later, Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation Ayoub Kara has now been invited to pay a diplomatic visit to the kingdom.

Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa  (file) – Reuters

Kara, a Likud MK of the Druze community, told Arutz Sheva Tuesday that he cannot name the princess, nor when she came to Israel. However, other sources stated it occurred in Haifa’s Rambam Hospital in 2010.
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REPORT: Yemenite gov’t to Jews: Convert or leave Yemen




Yemen’s remaining Jews have been given a stark choice by their government: Convert to Islam or leave the country.

Chief rabbi of the Jews in Yemen Yahya Yosef Mosa with his family carries a picture of the ousted president of Yemen Ali Abdullah Salehin in his home in Sanaa. – Photo: REUTERS

According to acting Regional Cooperation Minister Ayoub Kara, a Druse lawmaker who maintains ties with contacts across the Arab world, a representative of Yemen’s small Jewish community reached out to him with a written ultimatum from the country’s government. Continue Reading »

Dep. Minister Kara Distraught Over Decision to Terminate Druze Battalion

MK Ayoub Kara opposes Chief of Staff’s decision to shut down ethnic unit, as most Druze recruits would rather integrate into the IDF like other soldiers do.

By Yishai Karov & Gil Ronen


Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara is upset over the decision by IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, to shut down the Druze Battalion.

The decision to close down the battalion after 40 years of existence was reported Monday on the IDF Website.

Eizenkot’s decision “does a disservice to the heritage and past of one of the IDF’s most important and fascinating units,” he said, “despite the desire for change and integration among the young Druze, which I support.” Continue Reading »

The Silent Zionists: Israel’s Druze Communities

Who are Israel’s Druze? A personal and enlightening talk with former MK Ayoub Kara, a Druze leader, & his combat soldier nephew, Majid.

By Rochel Sylvetsky


The recent terrorist murder of Druze IDF Border Patrol Officer Jedan Assad by a Palestinian Arab driver who plowed intentionally into a group of people waiting for a light rail train in Jerusalem, once again brought the over 130,000 members of Israel’s Druze community into the public eye.

And during Operation Protective Edge, Druze IDF Colonel Rasan Alian of Horfesh, the commanding officer of the Golani Brigade, gained nationwide admiration for returning to the front to lead his soldiers shortly after being seriously wounded. Continue Reading »