Airbnb Reverses Course on Judea and Samaria After Strong Pushback From Pro-Israel Groups
Airbnb has reversed its biased decision to ban Jewish listings in Judea and Samaria.
This didn’t happen in a vacuum. It happened because of the work of numerous organizations and individuals, including the Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center, headed by Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, which took legal action and fought the policy vociferously.
The Center was one party to a lawsuit opposing the Airbnb policy, which combined with other efforts, apparently caused the company to give in and reverse course.
The American attorney for the organization put it this way: “Imagine if Airbnb had decided not to service Muslim homes in Oakland because they opposed growth of the Muslim community there. Nobody would tolerate that for a minute. Yet that is exactly what Airbnb’s policy was for Jews in the Judea and Samaria region.”
Aside from its efforts on Airbnb, the organization has long worked to ensure that those who harm Jewish and Israeli interests pay a price, including terror-sponsoring states, international terrorists, and Palestinians who attack Jews.
Ronn Torossian is a public relations professional and a longtime close personal friend of Ms. Darshan- Leitner.