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doctored image. Clinton can be seen
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The newspaper has a "long standing editorial policy" of not publishing photos of women, based on a belief "that women should be appreciated for who they are and what they do, not for what they look like". "The Jewish laws of modesty," said the paper, "are an expression of respect for women, not the opposite."
Di Tzeitung, which is published in Yiddish and sold throughout the New York area, acknowledged that it "should not have published the picture" and apologised to the White House and the Department of State, stating that it should have followed the "fine print" from the White House which prohibited altering the photo. Photoshop had been used to remove Clinton, as well as a second woman, counterterrorism director Audrey Tomason.