Sunday, November 25, 2018

Beverly Hills boycotts Airbnb

The Beverly Hills, California city council condemned Airbnb's decision to remove its list of apartments and holiday units in Judea and Samaria “settlements” from its site.

"We find the activity of the Airbnb company to be troubling. In the name of our residents, this decision, which passed unanimously, reflects the council's continued commitment to Israel and the exposure of hatred wherever it may be," Beverly Hills Mayor Julian Gold was quoted as saying in Yediot Aharonot. .

"Airbnb is not welcome in Beverly Hills as well as its policy, which is based on anti-Jewish double standards," added his deputy John Mirisch. "Hatred of Jews is a disease. We try to strengthen others against it and we have to protect ourselves from its effects."

"Beverly Hills is a international tourist destination with visitors from all over the world. Airbnb is a service for renting apartments with a significant impact throughout the world. Since the company's decision to remove all homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank demonstrates hatred, prejudice, ignorance and hypocrisy, since the company operation is contrary to the values ​​that are important to us Beverly Hills, since prejudice and discrimination based on religion has no place in our society, country and the world - the city council opposes the discriminatory decision.

“We urge the boycotting company to amend its disrespectful decision to the land of Israel and restore the original services immediately. If they do not do so - we call on all citizens of the world to boycott them until they reconsider their vile anti-Semitic activity."

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