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California - City Of Beverly Hills Boycotts Airbnb Over Exclusion Of Israeli Settlements

Published on: November 25, 2018 04:00 PM
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Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch in his officeBeverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch in his office

Beverly Hills, CA - The City Council of Beverly Hills, California, unanimously passed a resolution condemning Airbnb’s decision to remove from its website the list of its apartments and vacation units located in “Judea and Samaria ” .

“We find Airbnb’s actions deplorable. On behalf of our residents, this unanimous resolution reflects the city council’s ongoing commitment to Israel and denouncing hatred wherever it exists, “said Beverly Hills Mayor Julian Gold in a statement released by the city .

“Airbnb is not welcome in Beverly Hills because of its anti-Jewish bias,” said Vice Mayor John Mirisch.

“The hatred of the Jews is an illness. We can try to inoculate others against this disease, but we must also protect ourselves from its effects, ” he added.

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The resolution adopted by the board states:

“Whereas the city of Beverly Hills is an international tourist destination with visitors from around the world; Whereas Airbnb is a widely used hosting service that has significant influence around the world; Whereas Airbnb’s decision to remove all inscriptions in Jewish settlements in the West Bank is evidence of hatred, prejudice, ignorance and hypocrisy; whereas the shares of Airbnb are contrary to the values ​​we hold dear in Beverly Hills; [...] whereas prejudice and discrimination based on religion have no place in our community, our country and our world;

“[Therefore], the City of Beverly Hills opposes Airbnb’s discriminatory decision to remove all listings in Jewish settlements in the West Bank; the city of Beverly Hills is hereby asking Airbnb to correct this act of disrespect for the land of Israel and restore its rights. In the event that Airbnb does not stop, we call on all civilized people around the world to boycott Airbnb until it renounces its despicable anti-Semitic actions. ”



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 Nov 25, 2018 at 06:22 PM puppydogs Says:

WTG

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 Nov 25, 2018 at 08:39 PM Rebecca Says:

MAGA

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 Nov 26, 2018 at 09:17 AM anon6 Says:

The anti-zionists have been very busy and effective, there is an online petition with many signatures supporting this move. We can't just kvetch, contact Airbnb directly and let them know you object and will not be using their services! CEO email: brian.chesky@airbnb.com, message center https://www.airbnb.com/help/contact_us

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 Nov 26, 2018 at 10:35 AM Phineas Says:

Reply to #2  
Rebecca Says:

MAGA

Actually probably Democrats

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