Israel pushes back on AirBnB Boycott

Airbnb’s statement Monday that the company would be removing some 200 listings of rental properties in the disputed territories is getting considerable push-back from the Israeli government. HR’s Simon Plosker was at the Jerusalem Post’s Diplomatic Conference to hear Minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan’s reaction.

 

Slamming Airbnb’s policy as “appalling, hypocritical and outrageous, discriminatory and counterproductive,” Erdan called on countries to adopt anti-BDS legislation, saying “there is no difference between discriminating against Jews or the Jewish state.”

“We won’t allow anyone to deter us, not Iran, not the UN, which condemns us for defending ourselves, and not the BDS campaign,” he said.

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