Author Topic: Airbnb won't allow me to advertise because I'm Jewish  (Read 1355 times)

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Re: Airbnb won't allow me to advertise because I'm Jewish
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2018, 01:40:29 AM »
Sorry, I don't understand this. Can you please explain?

In the statement it says (at least twice) "Israeli settlements in disputed territories". What does "Israeli settlements" mean? If they are excluding all listings in those territories, why mention Israeli settlements?
Are they referring to all settlements as "Israeli settlements". Are they not considering "Palestinian settlements" as settlements. I have no idea.

Maybe they are ill-informed as I am. I thought there was only Israeli settlements.   
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Re: Airbnb won't allow me to advertise because I'm Jewish
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2018, 08:08:04 AM »
Are they referring to all settlements as "Israeli settlements". Are they not considering "Palestinian settlements" as settlements. I have no idea.

Maybe they are ill-informed as I am. I thought there was only Israeli settlements.   
Pretty bad to be I'll informed about that when you are running a business in the area. Ignorance isn't an excuse if you are going to be making a company policy based on assumptions. I wouldn't necessarily expect average ppl to know on the other hand, considering the way the "settlements" are covered in the media

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Re: Airbnb won't allow me to advertise because I'm Jewish
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2018, 08:13:09 AM »
Pretty bad to be I'll informed about that when you are running a business in the area. Ignorance isn't an excuse if you are going to be making a company policy based on assumptions. I wouldn't necessarily expect average ppl to know on the other hand, considering the way the "settlements" are covered in the media
We don't know actually what they are thinking. What if they believe the land is the Palestinians? What if they believe the Israeli settlements are illegal?
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Re: Airbnb won't allow me to advertise because I'm Jewish
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2018, 08:32:09 AM »
We don't know actually what they are thinking. What if they believe the land is the Palestinians? What if they believe the Israeli settlements are illegal?
They probably do, in my opinion, and herein lies the problem.

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Re: Airbnb won't allow me to advertise because I'm Jewish
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2018, 08:42:36 AM »
They probably do, in my opinion, and herein lies the problem.
Now that is a different issue. I am just trying to figure out what they mean by "Israeli settlements".
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Re: Airbnb won't allow me to advertise because I'm Jewish
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2018, 08:50:42 AM »
Are they referring to all settlements as "Israeli settlements". Are they not considering "Palestinian settlements" as settlements. I have no idea.

Maybe they are ill-informed as I am. I thought there was only Israeli settlements.   
How is staying in Kiryat Arba where apartments were delisted different than visiting Bethlehem? The apartments in Bethlehem are Arabs.

https://www.airbnb.com/s/Bethlehem-Palestine-B&B--Bethlehem/homes?refinement_paths%5B%5D=%2Fhomes&query=Bethlehem%20Palestine%20B%26B%2C%20Bethlehem&checkin=2018-12-11&checkout=2018-12-14&adults=2&children=0&infants=0&guests=2&place_id=ChIJOTAYlmTYAhUR01_mHV9i76Q&toddlers=0&allow_override%5B%5D=&s_tag=R9gsSI0p

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Re: Airbnb won't allow me to advertise because I'm Jewish
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2018, 08:55:51 AM »
How is staying in Kiryat Arba where apartments were delisted different than visiting Bethlehem? The apartments in Bethlehem are Arabs.

https://www.airbnb.com/s/Bethlehem-Palestine-B&B--Bethlehem/homes?refinement_paths%5B%5D=%2Fhomes&query=Bethlehem%20Palestine%20B%26B%2C%20Bethlehem&checkin=2018-12-11&checkout=2018-12-14&adults=2&children=0&infants=0&guests=2&place_id=ChIJOTAYlmTYAhUR01_mHV9i76Q&toddlers=0&allow_override%5B%5D=&s_tag=R9gsSI0p
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1 - Recognize that each situation is unique and requires a case-by-case approach.
2 - Consult with a range of experts and our community of stakeholders.
3 - Assess any potential safety risks for our hosts and guests.
4 - Evaluate whether the existence of listings is contributing to existing human suffering.
5 - Determine whether the existence of listings in the occupied territory has a direct connection to the larger dispute in the region.
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Re: Airbnb won't allow me to advertise because I'm Jewish
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2018, 09:14:13 AM »
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Not only did AirBNB specifically target “Israeli settlements,” according to Professor Eugene Kontorovich of George Mason Law, they’ve announced that they will only disallow listings in Israeli settlements when those listings are owned by Jews. In other words, if a Jew owns an apartment in East Jerusalem, that won’t be allowed for listing; if an Arab owns an apartment in the same neighborhood, it’s fine for listing.

My question for Ben Shapiro is who the heck is Eugene Kontorovich and why should we listen to him over AirBnB's own press release which says nothing about religion?

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