“Airbnb is not welcome in Beverly Hills as long as its policies are based on anti-Jewish double standards,” said Vice Mayor Jon Mirisch.
By World Israel News Staff
The Beverly Hills City Council has unanimously passed a resolution condemning Airbnb’s decision to remove listings of rentals in Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria and is encouraging a boycott of the web service, the city announced in a statement on Wednesday.
“We find the actions of Airbnb deplorable,” said Mayor Julian Gold. “On behalf of our residents, this unanimous resolution reflects the City Council’s ongoing commitment to Israel and to exposing hatred anywhere it exists.”
The Israeli-Jewish Congress and human rights leaders have also publicly opposed the company’s actions, the statement noted.
“Airbnb is not welcome in Beverly Hills as long as its policies are based on anti-Jewish double standards,” added Vice Mayor Jon Mirisch. “Jew hatred is a disease. We can try to inoculate others against this malady, but we also must protect ourselves against its effects.”
Titled “Resolution of the Council of the City of Beverly Hills opposing anti-Semitism by Airbnb,” the resolution states that “Airbnb’s actions are antithetical to the values we hold dear in Beverly Hills…
“Prejudice and discrimination based on religion have no place in our community, country and world.”
According to the resolution, “the City of Beverly Hills calls upon Airbnb to correct this act of disrespect to the land of Israel and restore its original services immediately.
“In the event that Airbnb does not stop, we call upon all civilized people across the globe to boycott Airbnb until such time as they desist from these despicable anti-Semitic actions,” the resolution concludes.