Airbnb has reaffirmed Israel’s legitimacy within the Green Line by removing West Bank properties

November 21, 2018

Our deputy director, Maya Ilany, wrote to The Jewish Chronicle about why supporters of Israel should be glad to see an international brand like Airbnb recognising Israel’s legitimacy and actively encouraging tourists to visit it.

Contrary to Airbnb’s critics, the company has effectively reaffirmed Israel’s legitimacy as a sovereign state within the Green Line.

The company continues to advertise Israeli properties within that border and any supporter of Israel should be glad to see an international brand like Airbnb recognising Israel’s legitimacy and actively encouraging tourists to visit it.

While removing 200 West Bank listings from Airbnb will not put the Zionist dream at risk, expanding West Bank settlements in order to block any chance of peace may very well do so.

 

Read the full piece here.

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