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August 1, 2018 10:42 am

Travel Site Booking.com No Longer Refers to Jerusalem as an ‘Israeli Settlement’

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An aerial view of the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – The online travel reservation service Booking.com has erased its categorization of Jerusalem as an “Israeli settlement” after being contacted for questioning by a Belgian Jewish newspaper.

Booking.com, which is based in Amsterdam, made the change on Tuesday just hours after the editor-in-chief of the Antwerp Joods Actueel newspaper wrote to the company, asking why it refers to the historic, ancient city as a “settlement.”

“I thought it was a hoax until I checked it out and saw it with my own eyes,” said Michael Freilich, after receiving a tip from a reader.

Jerusalem is now located in Israel on the Booking.com website.

The company did not reply to Freilich.

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