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”.

These are called “newspapers”, right?




  1. Hmeyers says:

    #20 for the win

  2. Atrop- says:

    #20
    Exile?

  3. Alfred1 says:

    As a American Patriot who love the Bill of Rights I respect their right to practice their religion as they see fit.

    If they consider it immodest for women to appear in public photos…then its immodest for them.

    The voice of tyranny, “we know what’s best for you”, so evident in many of the replies above…is inconsistent with the belief men have the right to their own beliefs.

  4. Winston says:

    More effective that burkas and more comfortable, too! Another victory for organized religion…

  5. Mr. Fusion says:

    #33, Alphie, the Quaalude Queen,

    As a American Patriot who love the Bill of Rights I respect their right to practice their religion as they see fit.

    If they consider it immodest for women to appear in public photos…then its immodest for them.

    The voice of tyranny, “we know what’s best for you”, so evident in many of the replies above…is inconsistent with the belief men have the right to their own beliefs.

    You, ma’am, are no patriot. You only “love the “rights” you happen to agree with, not those that effect everyone.

    If it is immodest for you, don’t look. Actually, quit leering.

    Your own voice of tyranny decrying woman’s equality is more then sad.

    So when are you going to post some evidence that Obama ever sold drugs. Slander and Libel aren’t covered by the First Amendment.

  6. Rob says:

    The Jews will be damned if they’ll let the muslims beat them at the oppression of women game. Their little beanies are cute though.

  7. John Maszka says:

    Hello,

    I’m doing research on terrorism, and I’ve put together a pre-survey questionnaire that I’m circulating in order to get feedback on what a non-biased (non-western, non-white) survey might look like. I need to hear from other voices. I’m particularly interested in incorporating the views of women, non-whites, and people living outside of America and Western Europe.
    The final survey will go out later this year.

    The pre-survey questionnaire can be accessed at

    http://www.johnmaszka.com/SURVEY.html

    Would you post it, and possibly circulate it?
    I’d appreciate it.

    Thank you!
    Take care,

    John Maszka

  8. soundwash says:

    nice photoshop job

    -s

  9. hazza says:

    #37

    — result of filling in survey —
    There was an error while processing your form input:

    Sorry, you can’t submit a form that contains no data. Please click the link below to return to the form and try again.

    Please go back and try again.
    ———————————–

    I don’t think so, good bye.

  10. Alfred1 says:

    # 35 Mr. Fusion said, on April 4th, 2009 at 6:44 am

    …So when are you going to post some evidence that Obama ever sold drugs. Slander and Libel aren’t covered by the First Amendment.

    You do know Obama is married, don’t you?

  11. Alfred1 says:

    These are ultra Orthodox Jewish newspapers…their readers would not buy their paper if they have women in the photo…

    We might consider that belief odd, wrong, stupid, etc…

    But as free men they have a right to their beliefs…

    They probably would have been better advised to avoid any group photos, then there would be no need to alter them.

  12. Mr. Fusion says:

    #40, Alphie, the Quaalude Queen,

    You do know Obama is married, don’t you?

    Yup, another religious wacko changing the subject instead of answering the question.

    Obama’s marriage is not related to your claim he sold drugs. Kindly post some evidence before “god” sends a lightening bolt towards that lying sack of shit asshole sitting on top of your neck.


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