PJTN CALLS FOR BOYCOTT OF AIRBNB IN RESPONSE TO THEIR CORPORATE DECISION TO SUPPORT ANTI-SEMITIC BDS MOVEMENT
In response to the corporate decision by AIRBNB to discontinue the listings of vacation rentals in what it defines as “occupied territory” within the West Bank settlements, Proclaiming Justice to The Nations Founder and President Laurie Cardoza-Moore has today called for a boycott of the global provider’s rental destinations.
PJTN noted in a statement released November 26, 2018: “AIRBNB is the latest high profile business to cave to the egregious demands of the anti-Semitic BDS Movement targeting Israel. It’s open knowledge that Palestinian leaders had called for AIRBNB to remove the Israeli settlement listings three years ago –saying in a letter to the company –‘you are effectively promoting the illegal colonization of occupied land.’ Today, the PLO Secretary General called the listing removal ‘an initial positive step, adding, Israeli settlements are not just an obstacle to peace but defy the very definition of peace.’ Palestinian activists are jubilantly today declaring ‘Another Win for BDS’ on social media. Anti-Israel boycotts do not distinguish between the state of Israel and Judea and Samaria. As far as Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) proponents are concerned; the entire state of Israel has no right to exist. This is not about disputed territories as AIRBNB has listings in Moroccan occupied West Sahara, Turkish occupied Cyprus and more, it is only the Jewish properties in the Jewish homeland that are banned. Let’s call it what it is: anti-Semitism.”
PJTN is calling upon Christians, Jews, and people of conscience worldwide to omit AIRBNB properties from their existing and future travel destination plans. “There are other well-established businesses such as VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owners) that can provide great accommodations globally if business is re-directed to them. In short –we need to send to message that support of the BDS Movement and the anti-Semitism that leads to BDS will not be supported or tolerated and will result in lost revenues.”