Jewish Newspaper Photoshops OUT All Women From The Unity March Photo

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  • High profile women, including German chancellor Angela Merkel, were removed from the photo.

    An ultra-orthodox Jewish newspaper has been criticised after it removed all high profile women from a photo it printed of the Unity March in Paris.

    Every single woman at the rally was Photoshopped out of the photo, including German chancellor Angela Merkel, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and EU foreign affairs and security chief Frederica Mogherini, plus Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the Danish Prime Minister.

    The daily Israeli paper, The Announcer (HaMevaser), has been accused of disrespecting the march, attended by millions of citizens as well as political figures from around the world, which took place in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre which led to the killing of a policewomen and four Jews in a kosher supermarket.

    The paper never publishes photos of women and sometimes even refuses to print their names. It’s also not the first time an ultra-orthodox newspaper has removed a high profile woman from a photograph. Following the death of Osama Bin Laden, Brooklyn-based Jewish newspaper Der Tzitung, photoshopped out Hillary Clinton out of the now iconic photo that showed President Barack Obama and his team watching the raid.

    The newspaper later apologised for the altered picture.

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