Jewish-Americans Sue Airbnb in Delaware, Citing Religious Discrimination

By Jerusalem Post Staff

A group of Israeli-American citizens has filed a civil-rights lawsuit against Airbnb in the United States, alleging the company has enacted a policy of discrimination based on religion due to its recent decision to remove West Bank settlement listings from its vacation rental property website.

The lawsuit was filed in the District Court for the District of Delaware under the Fair Housing Act, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 as amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, a federal statute that safeguards against discrimination in housing sales and the rental market.Read More Related Articles

The lawsuit asks that the court enjoin Airbnb from discriminatory practices against Israel-Jewish homeowners and seeks monetary compensation for ongoing lost rental income from Airbnb.

The plaintiffs are 12 Jewish American citizens who own properties in Israel and one US citizen who has utilized Airbnb’s services to rent properties in the affected areas. The lawsuit was organized by Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center and is being represented by New York attorney Robert J. Tolchin, Shurat HaDin director Nitsana Darshan-Leitner and David Eagle from Wilmington, Delaware.

Read the full Jerusalem Post article here.

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