After outcry Airbnb changes policy to allow West Bank listings

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Home sharing platform Airbnb on Tuesday announced it will back off a plan to remove Jewish settler homes in the occupied West Bank from its rental listings to end lawsuits brought by hosts. We will continue to allow listings throughout all of the West Bank but Airbnb will take no profits from this activity in the region. Profit generated from Airbnb listings in the West Bank will be donated to non profit groups dedicated to humanitarian aid in various parts of the world according to the startup. Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had pledged to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins Tuesdays election. Airbnb has never boycotted Israel the company said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he would extend Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank. Like in the West Bank it said profits from these listings will be donated to non profit organizations around the world. A company statement said Airbnb will allow listings throughout the entire West Bank but will donate all profits from its business in the region. A major campaigner against Airbnbs earlier said Airbnb has realised what we have long argued that boycotts of Jews anywhere are discriminatory. Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had pledged to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins Tuesdays election

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