This time, the women weren’t fully erased, as has happened with previous photos of women politicians. A Brooklyn haredi paper, Di Tzeitung, erased then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the famous 2011 photo of government officials monitoring Osama Bin Laden’s killing. And Israeli haredi paper Hamevaser airbrushed German Chancellor Angela Merkel out of the photo of world leaders marching in Paris following the Charlie Hebdo attack this year.
Hamevaser, by the way, was founded by United Torah Judaism Knesset Member Meir Porush. Porush serves as this government’s deputy education minister — first name and all.