Booking.com Will Remove Warning on Israeli Listings
Following a discreet exchange held by Israel's Foreign Ministry and Tourism Minister with the management of Booking.com, the site has removed the threat of discrimination against Israeli-owned businesses in Judea and Samaria.
Last month, media reported a decision by Booking.com to begin marking almost all Jewish-owned accommodations in Judea and Samaria with a travel warning.
Under the decision, the application would warn users who plan to go to tourism businesses in Judea and Samaria that "a visit to the area may be accompanied by an increased risk to safety and human rights or other risks to the local community and guests."
The decision came under fire from both government and opposition sources, and on Saturday, October 1, it was reversed.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid praised the reversal, saying, "We thank Booking for changing its decision. The State of Israel today has achieved an important achievement in the fight against delegitimization." (INN / VFI News)
“God, we are grateful that you restore justice for us, and enable people to realize the unfairdiscriminations they have enforced against us in the past.”