Airbnb has responded to a Paris official's proposal to ban the rent-a-room giant in the French capital

American Jews Sue Airbnb Over Ban on Jewish West Bank Apartments

TEL AVIV – A group of American Jews have sued Airbnb in a U.S. Federal Court on Wednesday over charges that the vacation rental giant’s new policy of barring Israeli apartments in the West Bank constitutes religious discrimination.

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Report: UN Human Rights Council Targets Israel, Ignores Firms Operating In Occupied Territories Worldwide

TEL AVIV – The UN Human Rights Council is ignoring the fact that more than 40 European companies – most of which are under some degree of state control in their home countries – operate in four areas around the world deemed occupied by the United Nations even while the agency continues to boycott businesses that operate in Israeli settlements, a new report found.

European Union flags are pictured outside the European Commission building on October 24, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium.

Israel Summons EU Official For Dressing Down

The Israeli Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned the Deputy European Union Ambassador Mark Gallagher for a clarification, after the EU accused Israel of demolishing Palestinian homes in Area C of the West Bank.

A picture shows the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim near Jerusalem on March 2, 2009. Israel's housing ministry has plans for West Bank construction that would nearly double the number of settlers in the occupied territory, the anti-settlement group Peace Now said. AFP PHOTO/ AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit …

Lawmakers Renew Bid to Extend Israeli Sovereignty to Ma’ale Adumim

TEL AVIV – Now that President Donald Trump’s meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the past, Israeli lawmakers are planning to reintroduce the annexation bill extending Israeli sovereignty to the Jerusalem-area settlement of Ma’ale Adumim.

A Pro-Palestinian demonstrator carries placards reading 'Keep calm and boycott Israel' on the Republique square in Paris, ahead of a banned demonstration against Israel's military operation in Gaza and in support of the Palestinian people, on July 26, 2014

Knesset Set To Vote On Bill That Would Ban Entry To Supporters Of BDS

JERUSALEM – The Knesset is slated to vote on Monday on a bill that would ban entry into the country of supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and other individuals calling for boycotts of the Jewish state or of products made in West Bank settlements.

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Update: UN to Vote Friday on Anti-Israel Settlements Resolution

The U.N. Security Council will vote on Friday on a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements after four council members again put forward the measure a day after Egypt withdrew it under pressure from Israel and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Report: Egypt Requests Delay of UN Vote on Israeli Settlements

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has instructed Egypt’s U.N. mission to postpone a Security Council vote on a draft resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements, a western diplomat told Reuters on Thursday.