The two new appointments will bring the total number of ministers in the government to 22.
Cohen, 45, is seen as one of Kulanu's rising stars. He is the Chairman of the Knesset Reform Committee and held senior positions in the business sector. He holds the rank of Major in the reserves and is an accountant by profession.
Ayoob Kara, 62, is currently the Deputy Minister of Regional Cooperation and was promised a ministerial post by Netanyahu, but was stalled repeatedly. Kara also holds the rank of Major in the reserves and is a disabled veteran of the IDF who lives in Daliyat al-Karmel.
Kara recently caused an uproar when he suggested that a serious earthquake in Italy was "god's punishment" for UNESCO denying the Jewish people's connection to Jerusalem. The comments greatly angered Italians and forced Israel to issue an apology.