Facebook Scandal in Israeli Over Photo of Naked Ethiopian Woman

Photojournalist Ziv Koren claims to receive threats over photo of a woman bathing at a mikveh upon immigration to Israel, before removing the image from the Internet.

Haaretz | By Revital Blumenfeld

A picture of a nude Ethiopian woman caused a storm after it was posted to Facebook by an Israeli photojournalist and documentarian.

Disgusted viewers posted remarks slamming the photographer, Ziv Koren, accusing him of taking advantage of the woman – a new immigrant – who pictured bathing in a mikve at a Jewish agency camp. Internet surfers questioned whether the photographer asked the woman for permission to take and publish the photo, and said the authenticity of any consent would be questionable, given her vulnerable status at the time it was taken.

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