Kara was a Member of Knesset from 1999 until 2006, serving as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Workers and of the Committee on Drug Abuse. He was also a member of the Internal Affairs & Environment, Labor, Welfare & Health, Finance, Economic Affairs, and Education, Culture & Sports Committees, and an Observer on the Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee. He served as Deputy Speaker of the 15th Knesset.
He is married and the father of five children.
Source: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs