Two ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspapers have altered a photo of Israel’s new cabinet, removing two female ministers.
Limor Livnat and Sofa Landver were grouped with the rest of the 30-member cabinet for their inaugural photo.
But Yated Neeman newspaper digitally changed the picture by replacing them with two men. The Shaa Tova newspaper blacked the women out.
Publishing pictures of women is viewed by many ultra-orthodox Jews as a violation of female modesty.
Other Israeli papers reprinted the altered images next to the original photos, with one headlining it “Find the lady”.
I don’t know if these newspapers are run by opportunists or cowards. Probably the former. That seems to be what the breed has become.
They bend over for foolish, religious idiots. No thought whatsoever for the premise of journalism being a check on the truth of those in power. And these clowns doctor a PR photo because it would offend their readers?