Israel’s Pravda

hat tip: News Dissector Blog

WHAT COUNTRY IS THIS REPORT ABOUT? IF YOU GUESS AFGHANISTAN, YOU GUESS WRONG. IT IS ISRAEL

Two female ministers within a 30-strong Cabinet may not sound like such a big deal to most. However, it was two women too many for Israeli ultra-orthodox newspapers, so they simply airbrushed the offending female figures out of photographs of Benjamin Netanyahu’s new Cabinet, on the grounds that printing pictures of women is “immodest”.

Limor Livnat and Sofa Landver, the two apparently inappropriate ministers, simply “disappeared” from a photograph of the new Cabinet in the weekly newspaper Shaa Tova, with black holes visible in the spaces where they had been standing. Meanwhile, in the newspaper Yated Neeman, male Cabinet members were blown up and superimposed on to the images of the two female ministers in the frame.

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