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Mitzpeh Yericho honors Florida mayor for fight against new Airbnb policies

by Dennis Zinn | Jan 15, 2019

Mitzpeh Yericho honors Florida mayor for fight against new Airbnb policies

Gabriel Groisman, mayor of Bal Harbour in Florida, gets a street in Mitzpeh Yericho named after him for standing up against Airbnb's withdrawal from Judea and Samaria

By DENNIS ZINN

On Thursday, 27 December, the community of Mitzpeh Yericho held a street naming ceremony to honor Bal Harbour Mayor Gabriel Groisman for his courageous stand against antisemitism and discrimination facing Airbnb's policies banning usage in Judea and Samaria.

The event was conducted by Mitzpe Yericho Mayor Aliza Pilichowski and community members. 

 Mitzpeh Yericho honored Mayor Groisman for standing up against Airbnb’s discriminatory and antisemitic policy banning Jewish residences in Judea and Samaria from using its platform.

On November 19, Airbnb announced it was removing Jewish residences in Judea and Samaria from its platform. 

Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan lambasted the move as “racist” and “antisemitic” and argued that it applied a different standard to the Jewish state than to other disputed territories around the world.

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