Airbnb Reverses Ban on Israeli Homes in West Bank, Says it Never Supported BDS

By: Emily Jones; CBN News – cbn.com

JERUSALEM, Israel – Airbnb has reversed its decision to ban home listings in Israeli settlement communities in historic Judea and Samaria, also known as the West Bank.

Airbnb announced the policy change after a court settlement Monday between the hospitality service and several American Jewish plaintiffs who sued the company. 

Last November, the company vowed to “remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians.”

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2019/april/airbnb-reverses-ban-on-israeli-homes-in-west-bank-says-it-never-supported-bds

Election exodus: Some 60,000 Israelis abroad as country goes to polls

By: Danny Sadeh; ynetnews.com

https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5491247,00.html

Tens of thousands will spend Tuesday in a different country, and while some made their plans before the elections were scheduled, many prefer simply to flee the commotion and be as far away as possible

Some 60,000 Israelis will be out of the country on Election Day on Tuesday, and unlike in some other countries, there is no absentee ballot (save for diplomats stationed in foreign countries). The exodus abroad began at the weekend, stepped up its pace on Sunday and is expected to continue throughout Monday and even into Tuesday.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Makes Historic Visit to Western Wall, Will Open Trade Mission in Jerusalem

By: Emily Jones — cbn.com

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2019/april/brazils-bolsonaro-makes-historic-visit-to-western-wall-will-open-trade-mission-in-jerusalem

It was the first time a sitting Brazilian president joined Israeli leaders to visit the holiest site in Judaism.

The goal of Bolsonaro’s trip is to bring Israel and Brazil together through economic, technological, and security partnerships. The two countries will begin conducting joint scientific and technological research and will collaborate on public security and defense services.