Home-renting company Airbnb on Monday decided to surrender to Muslim terrorism and will remove its listings in Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria in Israel.
The decision will lead to about 200 listings being removed from the accommodations website, which allows home-owners to rent out rooms, apartments and houses to people.
In response, Israel’s Tourism Minister Yariv Levin instructed the ministry to restrict the company’s operations across the country.
The Judea and Samaria Council said in response that “a company that has no qualms about renting apartments in dictatorships around the world and in places that have no relationship with human rights is singling out Israel. This can only be a result of anti-Semitism or surrendering to terrorism – or both.”
Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan called on Airbnb hosts harmed by the decision to file lawsuits against the company in accordance with Israel’s anti-boycott law and said he’ll turn to senior U.S. officials to check if the company’s decision violated the anti-boycott laws “that exist in over 25 states.”
“National conflicts exist throughout the world and Airbnb will need to explain why they chose a racist political stance against some Israeli citizens,” Erdan said.