A dozen American Jewish plaintiffs had sued the company claiming discrimination.
The lawsuit alleges that Airbnb’s policy is discriminatory, because it applies only to West Bank Jewish residents and leaves untouched listings.
DeSantis: “We have a moral obligation to oppose the Airbnb policy; it does target Jews specifically.”
“Our policy will not be implemented,” Airbnb said in a statement in Hebrew. But in an English statement, it said earlier reports were “inaccurate.”
The Illinois state body that sets investment policy gave Airbnb 90 days to explain why it will not list properties in West Bank settlements.
“We’re Here to Stay. We Welcome Any Listing, Anywhere in Israel,” the home page reads. There are two listings available in Gush Etzion.
By using the FHA to contest Airbnb’s decision, this group is misapplying a pivotal piece of integrationist legislation for segregationist ends.
There is a blackout on Judea and Samaria in the organized Jewish world; the most powerful Jewish organizations are uncomfortable with it or oppose it.
The 18 plaintiffs allege that Airbnb has enacted a new policy discriminating against them based upon their religion.
The ADL was founded to combat bigotry and discrimination, and it still does, says Peter Beinart. Except when it comes to Israel.