PJTN CALLS FOR BOYCOTT OF AIRBNB IN RESPONSE TO THEIR CORPORATE DECISION TO SUPPORT ANTI-SEMITIC BDS MOVEMENT


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PJTN CALLS FOR BOYCOTT OF AIRBNB IN RESPONSE TO THEIR CORPORATE DECISION TO SUPPORT ANTI-SEMITIC BDS MOVEMENT

(Nashville, TN) –November 20, 2018 –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.

She notes in a statement released today: “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.”

The company explained that it has developed a case by case framework that it planned to follow in situations of territorial dispute which included consideration of whether the listings of such properties contributed to “existing human suffering” and had a direct connection to the larger dispute of the region. Their study ended in a decision to boycott West Bank settlements and plans were announced Monday to remove the West Bank listings from its website of rentals in 191 countries.

Cardoza-Moore 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.”

Resource PJTN online:  www.pjtn.org

ABOUT LAURIE CARDOZA-MOORE:

As founder and President of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) and host of the weekly TV series Focus On Israel, Laurie Cardoza-Moore's ongoing messaging is faithful to PJTN’s core mandate of educating Christians on their biblical responsibility to support Israel and the Jews. She noted in a recent broadcast: "With anti-Semitism now rampant on U.S. college campuses, and at an alarming 87% rise globally, we must see hatred and ignorance give way to a positive change of hearts and minds through education.”  Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) is a 501(c) 3 organization.

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