Within days after Airbnb singled out Jewish owned homes in Judea and Samaria as the only homes in the world it refuses to list, Hershy Landau of Brooklyn and Tzvi Arnstein of Ramat Beit Shemesh stared bigotry in the face and changed the landscape for kosher travelers for good.
Koshnb.com – a portal of kosher-friendly guest rentals around the globe – is now up and running.
“It’s been a week since we launched and hundreds of people have already signed up, with rental listings spanning the US, Israel, Canada, Europe, South Africa and beyond. Additional listings are being added daily” says Landau, who, as a world traveling businessman, had used Airbnb frequently.
In an interview on Israel’s Channel 10, Arnstein highlighted the tremendous relief Koshnb has brought to Jewish hosts in Judea and Samaria whose rental units were deleted from Airbnb.
“Today its Airbnb, tomorrow it can be HomeAway or Bookings.com, it’s untenable that we allow these large business moguls to dictate where Jews should or shouldn’t live,” Arnstein said.
‘Boycott the Boycott!’
“Waking up one morning to find out that your source of income was just pulled out from under your feet is very upsetting. As a matter of fact it has also angered Jewish hosts all over the world who are contacting us that they are closing their Airbnb accounts and coming over to Koshnb,” he commented on the morning show.
Landau stressed the importance of Jews uniting behind this endeavor. “We need to all boycott the boycott and together show the world that the BDS movement will not succeed,” he stated.