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Sunday Times removes inappropriate photo of ‘Jew in plastic’ used to illustrate Ebola article


The blog Israellycool had a great post on Oct. 19th, noting a laughably inappropriate photo used by the Sunday Times (in their print and online editions) to illustrate a story about the fear of Ebola in the US.

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The photo, Israellycool explained, was taken several years ago and depicted a religious Jew who briefly wrapped himself in plastic due to halakhic (Jewish law) concerns about Kohanim (descendents of the Biblical Aaron) flying over cemeteries.  

The photo obviously has absolutely no relevance whatsoever to a story about American fears of Ebola.

So, CiF Watch emailed the complaint department of the Sunday Times shortly after the Israellycool post was published, provided them with some brief background on the photo, and asked that it be removed from the online edition of the article.

Today, we noticed that they photo was indeed removed without explanation.

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As Israellycool suggested in their original post, perhaps they should learn how to check pictures before publishing.

6 replies »

  1. Yes, this type of ‘protest’ does work. The Manchester Evening News was forced to amend and republish its ridiculously inept piece about the NWFoI rally against antisemitism after several members of the community lodged strong complaints.

  2. Here is the link to the MEN amendment – with a change, you’ll note – to the original reference to an Israeli ‘bombing campaign’. It desn’t say it’s revised. But the wording has been altered slightly.

    http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/protesters-gather-manchester-speak-out-7961855.

    I’m sure the original report was not down to bias, just to cack-handed, slovenly, lazy journalism.

    Further, two members of the North West Friends of Israel have had letters of complaint published in the MEN today under the general heading “Antisemitism demo deserved more coverage”. I can’t give you the link due to privacy settings.

  3. Here is the link to the MEN amendment – with a change, you’ll note – to the original reference to an Israeli ‘bombing campaign’. It doesn’t say it’s revised. But the wording has been altered slightly.

    http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/protesters-gather-manchester-speak-out-7961855.

    I’m sure the original report was not down to bias, just to cack-handed, slovenly, lazy journalism.

    Further, two members of the North West Friends of Israel have had letters of complaint published in the MEN today under the general heading “Antisemitism demo deserved more coverage”. I can’t give you the link due to privacy settings.