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CUFI Welcomes Airbnb Reversal on Israeli Properties in West Bank

April 10, 2019 WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, leaders of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, issued statements welcoming the reversal of Airbnb’s policy of delisting Israeli-owned properties in the West Bank.

“For years my church has supported the efforts of Shurat HaDin, and we are very grateful to them for leading the legal element of this battle. This success shows that when the pro-Israel community comes together and speaks with one voice against anti-Israel and anti-Semitic policies, we can prevail. I am very confident that the public and political pressure that was brought to bear made clear to Airbnb that Americans oppose anti-Semitism in any form and the company needs to act accordingly,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee.

“Americans are pro-Israel. We will not tolerate anti-Israel policies and we will defeat any effort to boycott the Jewish state.  This shows the importance of state and federal level anti-BDS legislation and I applaud our members for working to ensure anti-BDS laws were rightly applied to Airbnb’s actions at the state level. Likewise, I hope that Airbnb’s short-lived flirtation with Israel’s detractors serves as a cautionary tale for any boardroom that considers a similar dalliance with the anti-Semitic BDS movement,” said CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandra Parker.

With more than 5 million members, Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its message. Each year CUFI holds hundreds of pro-Israel events in cities around the country. And each July, thousands of pro-Israel Christians gather in Washington, D.C. to participate in the CUFI Washington Summit and make their voices heard in support of Israel and the Jewish People.

The CUFI Action Fund, a non-profit 501 (c) (4), nonpartisan organization, serves as the public policy arm of the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, Christians United for Israel. The Action Fund is dedicated to ensuring the millions of Christian Zionists across the country have their voices heard in our nation’s capital each and every day.