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Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Site Crops Kim Kardashian From Photo

An editor at the site called Kardashian "a pornographic symbol" who contradicts ultra-Orthodox values.

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    This combination of two images shows a photo released by the Jerusalem Mayor's Office with Kim Kardashian, left, Kanye West, center, and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, right, at a Jerusalem restaurant during their visit on Monday, April 13, 2015, top, and a screen shot from the ultra-Orthodox Kikar HaShabbat website manipulated to obscure Kardashian. Nissim Ben Haim, an editor at the website, said Wednesday, April 15, 2015, they removed Kardashian because she is a "pornographic symbol" who contradicts ultra-Orthodox values.

    An Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish news website has cut Kim Kardashian — one of the world's most photographed women — from a photo taken of her in Jerusalem this week.

    The original photo of Kardashian, her husband, Kanye West, and Jerusalem's Mayor Nir Barkat was altered to put Kardashian behind a restaurant receipt. Kardashian was blurred in another.

    Nissim Ben Haim, an editor at the Kikar HaShabbat website, said Wednesday they removed Kardashian because she's a "pornographic symbol" who contradicts ultra-Orthodox values.

    In an article chiding Barkat for dining with them at a non-kosher restaurant, Kardashian was referred to as "West's wife."

    Within the insular Ultra-Orthodox community, pictures of women often aren't shown out of modesty. In January, an ultra-Orthodox newspaper removed German chancellor Angela Merkel from a photo.