Recently, an ulta Orthodox newspaper in Israel published a photograph of the new cabinet to exclude the two female members. Not only did they exclude them from the photograph, the two women were digitally replaced by two men. Somehow, the fact that taking them out was not enough seems to make this situation worse.

The official statement is that the editing was done to conserve the women’s modesty. However, since this is an official photograph of the new cabinet, both women are dressed fairly conservatively – much like the men in the same photo. Instead, it feels as if the Orthodox newspaper simply erased and re-wrote the accomplishments of the two women.