Florida to Sanction AirBNB for Delisting Jewish Settlements

22 Jan 2019

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has said that his state will take action against Airbnb for its decision to remove listings of rentals in Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

Airbnb said in November that it would remove the listings of 200 such apartments and homes but not those in Palestinian communities. DeSantis says that the state will suspend the use of Airbnb for state-paid travel and will also consider preventing its pension fund from investing in the firm.

Israeli minister of strategic affairs Gilad Erdan praised DeSantis’ announcement as “an important decision that will embolden the fight against anti-Semitic boycott organizations.

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