Airbnb faces Israeli class-action lawsuit for delisting settlements
by Ori Lewis
November 22, 2018
Lawyers launched a class action lawsuit in Israel on Thursday against Airbnb, accusing the company of “outrageous discrimination” and demanding monetary damages after it withdrew listings of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. The San Francisco-based company said this week it was removing listings of around 200 homes in settlements after hearing criticism from people who “believe companies should not profit on lands where people have been displaced” READ MORE
JNS Fiamma Nirenstein:Airbnb joins the lineup of classic anti-Semites [The Airbnb] decision is particularly disheartening in light of the fact that Airbnb has not removed a single listing from its platform of properties owned by Turks in Cyprus, Moroccans in Sahara, Chinese in Tibet or Russians in the Crimea—in other words, the occupiers in other disputed territories around the world.
ALGEMEINER Airbnb Warned Over Potential Legal Ramifications of Delisting Israeli Settlements A number of American Jewish and pro-Israel groups have reacted with concern to Airbnb’s decision to remove listings in West Bank settlements, and one is warning that the home-renting company could be running afoul of US law.
TIMES OF ISRAEL Dropped from Airbnb, settlers lament loss of connections, income For renters across the Green Line, the vacation rental behemoth had been a godsend, opening them up to the world; now they hope potential lodgers will find other ways to find them.