“Barkat hosts famous couple in non-kosher restaurant,” read the headline of an article on the ultra-Orthodox news Web site, Hakikar. The article, which slammed the mayor as insensitive for dining in a non-kosher eatery, also ran photos of the mayor chatting with Kanye -- Kim, however, who was sitting next to her husband, appeared to have been blurred out in one image, and in another covered up by a copy of a $600 dinner bill.
The article only referred to her as ‘the wife’ of singer Kanye West.
It's not the first time that ultra-Orthodox newspapers here have tweaked photos so that famous females don’t appear in publication.
In January, when world leaders gathered in Paris to condemn the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was cut out of the crowd, as was Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, European Union foreign affairs and security chief Federica Mogherini and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
And in 2011, Hillary Rodham Clinton, then secretary of state, also faced the chop in an ultra-Orthodox newspaper, which erased her from a White House-issued photograph showing U.S. leaders being briefed on the Osama bin Laden mission.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspapers do not include any images of women in their pages because it is considered sexually suggestive. Attempts to erase women from areas of public life by the ultra-Orthodox is strongly condemned by the non-ultra-Orthodox population, and it has caused tensions in the military, political spheres and on public transport.
Luckily, Kim, Kanye, Khloe and North’s visit was covered in true paparazzi style by the rest of the Israeli media, who trailed after the famous troupe as they made their way through Jerusalem’s Old City. Reports said they visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and held a baptism for North in St. James Cathedral in the Armenian Quarter.
The Kardashians, famous for their reality TV show, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," are on a family roots trip. They arrived in Israel after spending eight days in the family's ancestral home, Armenia. After leaving Israel Tuesday morning, they flew to Jordan.