This is a huge win for justice and for supporters of Israel. Airbnb just canceled it’s recent policy that would boycott Jewish owned properties in Judea and Samaria.
Bel Harbour Mayor Gabe Groisman: “Airbnb has RESCINDED their decision to delist Jewish/Israeli homes in Judea and Samaria (aka the West Bank)!!! Airbnb is now open to all!! Congrats to all involved in making this happen!! #airbnb#israel#endhate”
“Airbnb has always opposed the BDS movement. Airbnb has never boycotted Israel, Israeli businesses or the more than 20,000 Israeli hosts who are active on the Airbnb platform,” added the company. “We have always sought to bring people together and will continue to work with our community to achieve this goal.”
“Under the settlement terms, Airbnb will not move forward with implementing the removal of listings in the West Bank from the platform,” said the company in a statement. “We understand the complexity of the issue that was addressed in our previous policy announcement, and we will continue to allow listings throughout all of the West Bank, but Airbnb will take no profits from this activity in the region.”
Instead, all profits will go towards nonprofit groups “dedicated to humanitarian aid that serve people in different parts of the world.”
Breaking news! Great breaking news!
Thank you, @Airbnb for doing the right thing. https://t.co/52LoEuvtib
Some will say the damage is done. I say, good on them for owning up to a bad decision and retracting it.
Either way, this is great news for Israel! pic.twitter.com/npXnmgktm5— Hillel Fuld (@HilzFuld) April 9, 2019
GREAT NEWS. @Airbnb announces they will NOT remove their listings in #JudeaAndSamaria in #Israel and said that they OPPOSE the #BDS movement #BDSFail https://t.co/QJHHsXLWnT pic.twitter.com/uknkOqrC2g— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) April 9, 2019