No 1681 Posted by fw, May 24. 2016
As a visitor to Citizen Action Monitor, please join over 150,000 people who have already signed a protest letter to Airbnb. Take action now. Go to StolenHomes.org http://stolenhomes.org/ and sign the letter, a copy of which follows.
Airbnb: Say No to Stolen Homes —
As people who care about human rights and international law, we ask Airbnb to immediately stop listing vacation rentals in Israeli settlements, all of which were built on stolen Palestinian land and deemed illegal under international law. Airbnb’s anti-discrimination policy states that they prohibit listings that promote racism, discrimination, or harm to individuals or groups, and require all users to comply with local laws. Yet, listing vacation rentals in illegal settlements promotes structural discrimination, theft of Palestinians’ land, and direct violations of international law. Through earning fees from settlement vacation rentals, Airbnb is directly profiting from the continuing occupation and dispossession of Palestinians.
American Muslims for Palestine
Jewish Voice for Peace
U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
U.S. Palestinian Community Network
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Airbnb lets you vacation in illegal West Bank settlements by John Brown, +972, January 7, 2016 — Fancy a vacation with breathtaking views of the Holy Land? Airbnb will let you rent out luxurious cottages atop barren hilltops, making no mention of the fact that they are in settlements on occupied land.