BDS FAIL: Airbnb says it suspends implementation of anti-Semitic ban of Jewish houses in Israel

Airbnb announced Monday that it has suspended the implementation of its prior decision to remove listings in Jewish houses in Judea and Samaria, after sending a delegation to Israel to meet with Tourism Minister Yariv Levin.

“Our [anti-Semitic] policy will not be implemented,” Airbnb said in a statement following the delegation, led by the company’s vice president Chris Lehane, met Levin in Jerusalem. The company will continue its dialogue with the Israeli government.”

Levin said the company’s decision “is a step in the right direction” and added he will “continue to make sure all Israeli citizens get equal treatment and keep on strengthening tourism in Israel, including in Judea and Samaria.”


Home-renting company Airbnb last month decided to surrender to Muslim terrorism and announced that will remove its listings in Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria in Israel.

The decision could lead to about 200 listings being removed from the accommodations website, which allows home-owners to rent out rooms, apartments and houses to people.


The Judea and Samaria Council said in response that “a company that has no qualms about renting apartments in dictatorships around the world and in places that have no relationship with human rights is singling out Israel. This can only be a result of anti-Semitism or surrendering to terrorism – or both.”

The city council of Beverly Hills in California voted unanimously last month to withdraw apartment listings for the city from Airbnb.

A group of Jewish Americans sued Airbnb Inc in U.S. federal court for religious discrimination over its decision.

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