Stolen Homes: Airbnb’s Settlement Getaways

Palestine Square | ميدان فلسـطيـن

Travelers looking to stay “minutes from Center City” in Jerusalem can find quite the steal on Airbnb. The vacation rental company offers a “quiet two bedroom apartment” for just $65 a night or, for those with a bigger budget, a “luxury townhouse” at $128 a night. What Airbnb does not note, however, is that these listings are in illegal Israeli settlements.

In January, various news outlets reported that several of Airbnb’s listings in Israel are actually in settlement blocs or outposts in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Some of the listings are in expensive Jewish-only neighborhoods built with state funding, while others are in small, rural outposts constructed by individual Jewish settlers that are deemed illegal even under Israeli law. The listings in settlements like Kfar Eldad, Nokdim, Ma’ale Adumim, and Nofei Prat make no mention of the Israeli military checkpoints guests would need to pass through in order…

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