Photoshop Censorship in Israel

I saw this Friday on the (duly praised) Foreign Policy Passport Blog, who wins with another photo-related post. I haven’t seen anyone else mention it so I’ll ‘bump’ it along. “Orthodox paper photoshops women out of Israeli cabinet”.
Comparison by Finnish newspaper Suomen Kuvalehti, linked to their post about this
Quoting the FP piece, “The Israeli ultra-Orthodox newspaper Yated Neeman reached new levels of Stalin-esque photoshop audacity by doctoring photos of Israel’s new government to remove female ministers Limor Livnat and Sofa Landver and replacing them with male ministers.”

The Stalin reference is a little out there but this is a pretty strange thing to see. Editing current events rather than whitewashing history? Is this a new development? Really, how will this work?

2 Responses to “Photoshop Censorship in Israel”

  1. Patrick

    The Stalin reference maybe a little out there but so is this. So many remarks come to mind but criticism of this particular state is always frowned upon. Suffice you to say that any religion with the suffixes utlra and orthodox have little to do with ‘good’.

  2. mohammad

    israel is a life. his age 53

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