by Gary Willig
Tourism Minister meets delegates from Airbnb to discuss company's boycott of Jews in Judea and Samaria.
A delegation of Airbnb officials arrived in Israel to discuss with the Minister of Tourism the controversy surrounding the company's decision to boycott all Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria, Monday, according to Channel 10 News' Barak Ben David.
A notice is expected to be issued when the meeting is concluded.
Last month, the online rental marketplace announced that it will no longer list homes in Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria. About 200 homes in Judea and Samaria had been listed on Airbnb prior to the announcement.
Airbnb justified the decision by stating that it had developed a new five point checklist for handling listings in "occupied territories." and had "concluded that we should remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians."
Critics have accused Airbnb of discrimination against Jews as it continues to list properties in Judea and Samaria that are not owned by Jews and has not delisted any properties in any other conflict zone, including Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus, Russian-occupied Crimea, or Chinese occupied Tibet, among others.
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