Shas presents: Israel's 34th Knesset - sans women

MK's Ayelet Shaked, Gila Gamliel, and Miri Regev cropped out of Haredi paper front-page due to modesty concerns.

May 21, 2015 14:56
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Actuali cover, featuring 34th Knesset, with women cropped out.. (photo credit: FACEBOOK)


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Meretz Head Zehava Gal-On posted on her Facebook page Thursday a picture of the latest front-page of Actuali, a Shas-affiliated newspaper.

Featured on the cover were prominent members of Israel's recently sworn in 34th Knesset. Yet noticeably absent were three leading ladies who, quite skillfully, had been erased out of the original photo to make it more appropriate for Actuali's haredi reader base.

Omitted from the Shas edition of the 34th Knesset were Bayit Yehudi's Ayelet Shaked, along with the Likud's Gila Gamliel and Miri Regev.

The Actuali cover was only the latest in a series of snubs to women by Haredi publications in headline-worthy photos this year.

Last month, Kikar Shabbat, an ultra-Orthodox news website, removed reality star Kim Kardashian from a photo with her rapper husband Kanye West and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, opting to plaster a picture of a bill from the restaurant in which they were dining over her image.

In January, HaMevaser, another ultra-Orthodox publication, removed German Chancellor Angela Merkel from a photo of world leaders linking hands, marching in solidarity in Paris following a wave of Islamic terror that struck the French capital and left 17 dead.

Haredi publications do not generally feature women in images due to modesty considerations.

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