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AirBnB Decides To Remove All Jewish Owned Apartment Rentals In Judea, Samaria

President Trump and members of Congress don’t like this one bit and are possibly looking to make a huge wave.

The pro-Israel leaders on Capitol Hill along with the trump administration have expressed anger at Airbnb who announced last week that it was going to remove all Jewish owned apartment rentals in Judea and Samaria from its website.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, a State Department official said: “The administration’s strong opposition to boycotts, divestitures, and sanctions is well-known.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R) said; “Airbnb’s actions, sadly, have contributed to the rising tide of anti-Semitism that we’ve seen happening all over the world. They caved to pressure from the anti-Israel boycott movement, which promotes falsehoods in its campaigns against the world’s only Jewish state.”

Cruz also said that they should reverse their decision and that he was going to work with his colleagues in Congress to address the anti-Semitism that this company has implemented.

 “Our hope is that someday sooner rather than later, a framework is put in place where the entire global community is aligned so there will be a resolution to this historic conflict and a clear path forward for everybody to follow.” via Airbnb.

I am not sure about this but they might have opened themselves up to anti-discrimination lawsuits.

Newly elected Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a former member of Congress, told the Free Beacon he is reviewing a range of options to penalize Airbnb

“AirBnb’s decision to single out Jews living in Judea and Samaria is abhorrent and will lead to adverse consequences for the company,” said DeSantis, who has long positioned himself as one of Israel’s most vocal champions. “I am reviewing Florida’s anti-BDS laws and am evaluating Florida’s relationship to AirBnb to determine what actions I can take as Governor to fight back against this wrongheaded policy.”

“Under my administration,” DeSantis said, “Florida will stand strongly with Israel and we will not look favorably on those who join forces with the BDS movement.”

Source: Free Beacon

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