Newspapers Doctor Photos of Israel's Female Politicians

Two Orthodox newspapers ran doctored photos of Israel’s new cabinet. Missing in the altered photos are the cabinet’s female members.

Ministers Limor Livnat and Sofa Landver posed for the official cabinet photo, but the BBC reports that Yated Neeman newspaper added two men to the photo in place of the women, while Shaa Tova simply covered the women in black.

The Orthodox community believes that publishing photographs of women defiles them.

Livnat serves as the country’s Minister of Culture and Sport. The originally Soviet-born Landver made aliyah in 1979, and just days ago was appointed the Minister of Immigrant Absorption.

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