Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 11:33AM
Drew Wolfe

Airbnb Plans To Remove Listings In Israeli Settlements

"Property-renting company Airbnb says it plans to remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank."

"Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin described it as a 'disgraceful surrender,' while senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat called it an 'initial positive step.'"

"Broadly, settlements are viewed as an obstacle to peace by Palestinians and the international community, and the U.N. Human Rights Council and the U.N. Security Council have said settlements on land captured by Israel are illegal under international law."

"Airbnb said in a statement that its decision impacts about 200 Airbnb listings. It said it had previously allowed listings in Israeli settlements in the West Bank 'because we believe that people-to-people travel has considerable value,' adding that it had made the latest decision after weighing the issue over time and speaking to experts."


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