Facebook censoring criticism of Airbnb’s anti-Israel ban


Originally from Manchester, the Portnoy brothers Sruli and Mendy began performing as a duo in 1990, and are currently located in the Jerusalem corridor, just west of the Israeli capital.

“On Wednesday afternoon at 3pm we uploaded a short song we wrote, which was directed at Airbnb for their recent, blatantly anti-Semitic policies,” the band wrote in a Facebook post.

“We included a subtle, polite suggestion that they stay out of politics or people would boycott them, in the same way that they attempted to boycott Israel. It went viral.

“We had never seen anything like it. And then just like the kind of magic trick that leaves you feeling violated, Facebook removed our video (without any prior warning or justification). Vanished into thin air.

“We won’t be bullied and we want the truth to be heard loud and clear; so we went into the studio today to re-record a full length studio version of the song.”

Online rental marketplace Airbnb announces end to service in Judea and Samaria with new ‘occupied territories’ rules.

About 200 homes in Judea and Samaria had been listed on Airbnb prior to the announcement. Anti-Israel activists have long targeted Airbnb for including listings in so-called “illegal settlements” in Judea and Samaria.

The company announced in a blogpost that it had developed a new five point checklist for handling listings in “occupied territories.” and had “concluded that we should remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians.”

Here’s (almost) everything you need to know about Israel’s Moon lander

SpaceIL is one of at least three customers with spacecraft aboard the flight.

The primary payload is an Indonesian telecommunications satellite called PSN-6, built by sat-building company SSL.

Another undisclosed rider rumored to be a U.S. government satellite.

The SpaceIL lander will orbit Earth three times, raising its orbit until being captured by the Moon’s gravity.

The process will take more than two months, and at the Moon, the lander will make two orbits before landing.

SpaceIL said Elon Musk’s SpaceX firm, whose rockets are set to carry the unmanned probe into space, had informed it of “a delay of a number of weeks to the beginning of 2019.”

SpaceIL stressed that the delay was SpaceX’s decision, noting in a statement that tests on their craft, shaped like a pod and weighing some 585 kilograms (1,300 pounds), were proceeding successfully.

SpaceIL did not give precise dates for the postponed launch and landing.



“I don’t believe our species can survive unless we fix this (social media). We can not have a society, in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is, if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them.”

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