Two Separate Israeli Cabinets

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This past week, the Israeli Cabinet, headed by Bibi Netanyahu as Prime Minister, was finalized. A lot of media attention has focused on the new Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman. Seriously just check out this video JSteet put out about him. Something gives me the feeling they aren’t fans.

But that isn’t what this post is about.

There are two female members of the Cabinet, Limor Livnat and Sofa Landver (notice how if Canada or the United States had such little diversity, everyone would flip out). Good for them.

But wait! Not so fast!

Since I am, and I’m sure you are too, a regular subscriber to Israeli Ultra-Orthodox newspapers like Yated Ne’eman and Sha’a Tova, I’m a little confused. I saw the picture of the Cabinet in yesterday’s paper and there were no women in it.

What? They photshopped the women out? Really? They own Photoshop?


Here are the before and after pictures. If you are a subscriber to Yated Ne’eman, please, shield your eyes.

Posted on April 3, 2009

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2 thoughts on “Two Separate Israeli Cabinets

  1. i like how they replaced the women with random men. who are these men? congratulations mr. yosef schmo, you went from being a stock photograph to being a cabinet member of the israeli government. why didnt these papers go all out and give the place holders peos and black hats. in fact, give everyone a hat, because their receding hairlines offends me.

  2. Jnas08

    Apparently the men who they replaced were other members of the cabinet who got shifted around in the picture (Ariel Atias from Shas, and Moshe Kahlon from Likud). I guess the question is why those two guys were chosen. You’d think they would’ve given one of the Haredi ministers the upgrade in the picture.
    Shout out to J Street, though. While Israel fights terrorists in Gaza, and tries to stop Iranian nuclear ambitions, the best course of action is definitely to attack Israel’s Foreign Minister. Vilifying Israeli politicians is a great way to help Israel. Thanks for that.

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