Simon Wiesenthal Center Applauds Airbnb Reversal of West Bank Policy

April 9, 2019

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a human rights NGO, today applauded Airbnb’s decision to rescind their policy of removing listings of Jewish-owned homes in the West Bank of Israel. The Center was a vocal critic of the anti-Israel policy influenced by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

“The Center, which denounced Airbnb’s initial decision no longer allow its services to be used by Jewish residents on the West Bank as anti-Semitic, is pleased that the company has rescinded its ill-conceived political move,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the SWC Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action. “Airbnb can now return to its mandate of bringing people of all backgrounds together around the world, whatever their nationality, race, or religion.”

See: Simon Wiesenthal Center Urges People to Drop Airbnb After it Boycotts Jewish Communities on the West Bank

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).






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