Airbnb Pulls West Bank Listings

Airbnb has announced that it will no longer feature homes rented out in the Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

According to Reuters, the decision by Airbnb was made the day before Human Rights Watch was set to publish a report criticizing Airbnb, and other rental listing services, for hosting listings in “unlawful” Israeli settlements. (h/t Capital Research)

The announcement is viewed as a capitulation to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. BDS upholds the principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.