Booking.com Erased Palestinians

Posted on Aug 16, 2018

Shouldn’t you know if you’re going to book a room in an illegal Israeli settlement? Apparently Booking.com doesn’t think so.

Days ago Booking.com, bowing to pressure from pro-Israel activists, started describing all of Jerusalem as a “city in Israel” – literally erasing Palestinian East Jerusalem.

Booking.com’s CEO Gillian Tans is a proud progressive female leader, famous for her openness – so if we put her personal reputation on the line we can get Booking.com to tell the truth: East Jerusalem is occupied territory. Add your name:

Booking.com: Tell the Truth

In response to media reports, Booking.com downplayed the change, showing they really don’t understand just how painful it is for Palestinian families to watch their history get erased one website at a time.

But this isn’t just about websites. It’s about a concerted cultural campaign that starts with pro-Israel, right-wing extremists, extends to Trump moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, and continues when mainstream companies like Booking.com get on board with erasing Palestinians’ connection to their homeland.

We need to make Booking.com a line in the sand – and CEO Gillian Tans is our best shot to get them to tell the truth about Israeli occupation. Add your name and share with everyone you know:

Booking.com: Tell the Truth

Thanks for joining me,

Granate Kim
Communications Strategist

 

 

MORE INFORMATION:

Booking.com lists united Jerusalem as city in Israel (Middle East Monitor)

Booking.com Removes Description of Jerusalem as ‘Israeli Settlement’ (Haaretz)

Meet the Most Successful CEO in Online Travel: Booking.com’s Gillian Tan (Observer)

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