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Holywood, FL - Pence On Airbnb: BDS Has ‘No Place’ In US Markets

Published on: December 1, 2018 08:30 PM
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addresses the Israeli American Council on Nov. 30 2018 (Ron Kampeas)U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addresses the Israeli American Council on Nov. 30 2018 (Ron Kampeas)

Holywood, FL -  Vice President Mike Pence said the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel has “no place” in the U.S. market, and cited Airbnb’s delisting of West Bank Jewish settlements as an example of the movement.

“In the wake of Airbnb’s decision to ban Jewish homes in Jerusalem and the West Bank, we made it clear, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is wrong and it has no place in the free enterprise of the United States of America,” Pence said at the annual conference of the Israeli American Council, taking place this year in southern Florida.

Pence did not explain what specifically the Trump administration had done to “make it clear” BDS was unwelcome in the United States. As Indiana governor from 2013-2017 Pence was among the first to sign a law banning state cooperation with businesses that boycott Israel. There are similar bills under consideration federally; Pence may have been signaling administration support for the legislation.

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Airbnb still lists dwellings within Israel’s 1967 borders.

Pence, long a pro-Israel leader dating back to his days in Congress, got multiple standing ovations during the conference and repeatedly said — to applause — that Donald Trump most pro-Israel president ever.

“It’s a great pleasure to serve with a man who has made the alliance between America and Israel stronger than ever before, President Trump,” he said.

Pence noted Trump’s Israel-related actions, including moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and pulling out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Listing instances in which Trump had made good on his “vow to combat anti-Semitism,” Pence listed the U.S. withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council, which disproportionately targets Israel, the Airbnb incident — although he did not say what Trump had done regarding BDS — and moving the embassy to Jerusalem.

Jewish groups have called on the administration to restore funding for a Homeland Security effort to track right-wing extremists that Trump has all but shut down and to name someone to the congressionally mandated role of a monitor of anti-Semitism overseas. Pence did not address these issues.

At the end of his speech, Pence turned to the massacre last month at a Pittsburgh synagogue complex, when an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers.

“I believe there may have been no better example of the president’s love for the Jewish people than the way the president responded in the wake of the terrible attack of the tree of life synagogue,” Pence said.

Trump visited the site of the killing three days after the attack but did not speak. A number of local Jews protested Trump and local politicians had asked him not to come. The gunman, while reviling Trump as beholden to Jews, had embraced a claim advanced without evidence by Trump that Central American migrants planned to “invade” the United States. The gunman blamed Jews for the “invasion.”

“This anti-semitic attack was an assault not just on the Jewish community,” Pence said. “It was an assault on all of us in America.”



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 Dec 01, 2018 at 08:36 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

People may buy from whoever they like.

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 Dec 01, 2018 at 09:00 PM Moderate Munch Says:

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PaulinSaudi Says:

People may buy from whoever they like.

And other people may judge them as much as they want to.

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 Dec 01, 2018 at 09:23 PM Yoni Says:

Thank you president Trump and VP Pence for eradicating the anti semites of the previous administration.

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 Dec 02, 2018 at 07:16 AM Anonymous Says:

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Yoni Says:

Thank you president Trump and VP Pence for eradicating the anti semites of the previous administration.

"The previous Administration" was the most Pro-Jewish Pro-Israel in USA history. More money to Israel, First Seder in WH. Jews on the SCOTUS instead of White Male Christians. Jews on the SCOTUS might save our children in the in the USA from what Christians did to us in Europa. Embassy on Tel Aviv or Jerusalem does not effect a single life in the USA or Israel. SCOTUS will effect every jews life every day for 30 or more years. HUGE difference. Trumps grandchildren could saved by Obama Judges .

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 Dec 02, 2018 at 09:05 AM Educated Archy Says:

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Anonymous Says:

"The previous Administration" was the most Pro-Jewish Pro-Israel in USA history. More money to Israel, First Seder in WH. Jews on the SCOTUS instead of White Male Christians. Jews on the SCOTUS might save our children in the in the USA from what Christians did to us in Europa. Embassy on Tel Aviv or Jerusalem does not effect a single life in the USA or Israel. SCOTUS will effect every jews life every day for 30 or more years. HUGE difference. Trumps grandchildren could saved by Obama Judges .

1) Seder in tne wh has nothing to do with Jews
2) a frie non Torah Jew as scouts is terrible for Torah Jews

Both cater to non Torah Jews . We don't need ceremonial stuff . And a non Torah scouts is harmful to frum Jews . Our Torah prefers christians over non frum Jews for scouts . They will uphold our Torah more . The non frum fake Jewish scouts will force rabbonim to officiate at gay weddings , transgender bathrooms at work , and they will force states to defund Jewish private schools due to their strict interpretation of division between church and state . And the legalization of gay marriage is a hashchusa that all Torah Jews must stand up against .

Folks don't listen to a word this hyper mishigina says . All das Torah and rabbonim have openly stated vote republican And for the Christian goy before liberals for judges . You are going against our Torah . ( And r miller ztl said this 50 yrs ago)

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 Dec 02, 2018 at 10:44 AM puppydogs Says:

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Anonymous Says:

"The previous Administration" was the most Pro-Jewish Pro-Israel in USA history. More money to Israel, First Seder in WH. Jews on the SCOTUS instead of White Male Christians. Jews on the SCOTUS might save our children in the in the USA from what Christians did to us in Europa. Embassy on Tel Aviv or Jerusalem does not effect a single life in the USA or Israel. SCOTUS will effect every jews life every day for 30 or more years. HUGE difference. Trumps grandchildren could saved by Obama Judges .

Well then, thank you president Trump for electing 2 pro Israel and Jewish supporters to the Supreme Court to negate the liberal (thus usually self hating Jews) on the SC.

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 Dec 02, 2018 at 04:36 PM Democrats are anti Israel scum Says:

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Anonymous Says:

"The previous Administration" was the most Pro-Jewish Pro-Israel in USA history. More money to Israel, First Seder in WH. Jews on the SCOTUS instead of White Male Christians. Jews on the SCOTUS might save our children in the in the USA from what Christians did to us in Europa. Embassy on Tel Aviv or Jerusalem does not effect a single life in the USA or Israel. SCOTUS will effect every jews life every day for 30 or more years. HUGE difference. Trumps grandchildren could saved by Obama Judges .

The obamanationonly put one Jew in the SCOTUS just like Clinton and Bush 41 did oh and it was the other non Jewish justice he put on and the Jewish one Clinton put on that continually vote against religious freedom they vote for forcing drum Jews to cater gay weddings feh as for being pro Israel how is removing sanctions and unfreezing over 100 billion dollars from iran good for Israel feh with friends like him who needs enemies

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