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. Sea Lawyer says:

    Religion’s a hell of a drug.

  2. David says:

    Sounds like we might need to bring “democracy” to Israel, too.

  3. Miguel says:

    There’s taliban in all religions.

  4. jescott418 says:

    News, how everybody manupulates it to their cause.

  5. Paddy-O says:

    Must have hired an AP photographer.

  6. Dallas says:

    What would God really do?

  7. eyeofthetiger says:

    At least some of the sand boxy death cults find it appropriate to use mug-rugs.

  8. sargasso says:

    Those wacky, Israelanians.

  9. jbenson2 says:

    They are learning the finer points of censorship and media bias from the New York Times.

  10. hazza says:

    Ha ha ha ha… there are so many idiots that think newspapers are about “news”, stupid fucktards it’s all about circulation.

    One newspapers story about a bastard slave driving boss is another newspapers story about lazy turd workers that are sending the business down the gurgler.

    If editing out 2 women stops the circulation going down or make it go up then guess what?

  11. Troublemaker says:

    Those evil Muslims are ALWAYS repressing women… errr, wait a second.

  12. hazza says:

    WTF? Did anyone read the linked article?

    Kosher telephones? What, are they ones made without pigs in them?

  13. SparkyOne says:

    They were just trying to make it easier on the ole eyes, I am sure.

  14. Cursor_ says:

    Don’t you believe it!

    Its tradition for tradition’s sake. Their religion is against that kind of thing.

    But their dogmatic adherence to what daddy, granddad and great-great-great-great granddad did is what screws them up.

    To their God’s way of thinking, they are false. just like many christians and muslims.

    Cursor_

  15. MikeN says:

    Something they have in common with their Arab neighbors, only they would use something other than Photoshop.

  16. hazza says:

    #14 You nailed it on the head….

    “What does this part of the bible/koran/(insert text here) mean?
    “Well son, that means we are allowed to have slaves/kill infidels/beat women”
    “But what about the main theme, you know about love and harmony etc”
    “Look my daddy taught me you just have to squint your eyes, turn the page like this, put on these blinkers and hey presto our agenda is justified”
    “Wow thanks”

  17. Troublemaker says:

    Yet you’re only a Jew if your Mother is also.

    Idiots…

  18. Angel H. Wong says:

    That explains why the news media in the USA is so screwed up.

  19. Mr. Fusion says:

    Hhmmm, it probably sounded like a good idea at the time.

  20. Ah_Yea says:

    What did they do when Golda Meir was the Prime Minister?

  21. Joe says:

    Add we’re allies to these people.

  22. faxon says:

    If only we could Photoshop Pelosi away.

  23. faxon says:

    And Hillary.

  24. faxon says:

    And Barbara Boxer.

  25. faxon says:

    And Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

  26. faxon says:

    Ok. I have to stop now. It’s much too easy.

  27. Luc says:

    That this sort of thing still happens in A.D. 2009 is undeniable proof that there is no hope whatsoever for the human race. This pathetic ape will never be genuinely sensible and decent.

  28. Ron Larson says:

    #14 is right. I’m always hearing about how the US is always wrong because it doesn’t respect the traditions, such as how places like Afghanistan treat women worse than sheep. Yea, but what if your traditions are stupid? Perhaps the guy who started a tradition that you cling to so tightly was a ignorant retard?

    Really, it has NOTHING to do with tradition and EVERYTHING to do with exerting control over others.

  29. Bastian says:

    That one guy looks like Rahm Emanuel!

  30. Hmeyers says:

    #20 for the win


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