Airbnb Reverses Ban on Israeli Homes in West Bank, Says it Never Supported BDS
by Emily Jones
April 10, 2019
Airbnb has reversed its decision to ban home listings in Israeli settlement communities in historic Judea and Samaria, also known as the West Bank. Airbnb announced the policy change after a court settlement Monday between the hospitality service and several American Jewish plaintiffs who sued the company. Last November, the company vowed to “remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians.” READ MORE
LEGAL INSURRECTION Airbnb rescinds ban on Jewish settlement home listings in “West Bank” One of the federal lawsuits, pending in the District of Delaware, has been settled, and Airbnb agreed to rescind the policy. Shurat HaDin Law Center released this statement: We just scored a tremendous victory in the lawsuit we launched against Airbnb!…Over the past few weeks we have been negotiating a settlement agreement with the hospitality giant Airbnb to rescind its discriminatory policy redlining Jewish-owned properties in the Judea and Samaria region.