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GOOD TRIUMPHS: Airbnb reverses antisemitic ban, CANCELS decision to remove Israel listings in Judea and Samaria

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I will resume using Airbnb only after they apologize.

Airbnb cancels West Bank settlement boycott

Last month, the vacation rental website announced that it will no longer list homes in Area C of the West Bank.

By Tovah Lazaroff, December 17, 2018:

Aribnb has backtracked on its decision to boycott West Bank settlements, Israel’s Tourism Ministry announced on Monday night.

“This is a step in the right direction,” Levin said.

The announcement follows a meeting between officials from Airbnb and Levin.

But in spite of Levin’s announcement, a statement could be found on the Airbnb website stating it no longer planned to list settler rentals.

Levin said that he will continue to act to ensure that all Israeli citizens will receive equal treatment and will continue to strengthen tourism in Israel, including in Judea and Samaria.

Last month, the vacation rental website announced that it will no longer list homes in Area C of the West Bank. About 200 homes in Judea and Samaria had been listed on Airbnb prior to the announcement.

Airbnb justified the decision by stating that it had developed a new five point checklist for handling listings in “occupied territories.” and had “concluded that we should remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians.”

Critics charged that Airbnb was singling out Israel, because it did not delisted properties in any other conflict zone, including Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus, Russian-occupied Crimea, or Chinese occupied Tibet, among others.

 

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