First, a look at an older post from the archives ….
How global real estate giant RE/MAX profits from stolen Palestinian land
However, if one searches for the names of individual West Bank settlements, the true story becomes clear.
For instance, a search for “Ariel” results in a listing of 12 properties in that settlement in the northern occupied West Bank near Nablus. However, switch through to the “map view” of the same search result, and the red dots over Ariel have been removed.
The map is a key online marketing tool for RE/MAX Israel. Those who search for a property handled by RE/MAX Israel are immediately taken to this map.
RE/MAX still has agents based in Maaleh Adumim, one of Israel’s largest settlements in the West Bank.
The anti-war group Codepink has set up a campaign targeting RE/MAX over its property sales in Israeli settlements.
Jodie Evans, a founder of Codepink, argued that it was dishonest for RE/MAX to claim that its Israeli franchise was unconnected to the Colorado headquarters.
Raskin was faced by protesters but he “was not backing down and stood his ground the entire time we were in Vegas,” said Evans.
“We can also say they lied in trying to distance themselves, because he had a huge presence and major influence in Vegas,” Evans added. “He was bossing the hotel security around.”
Additional reporting by David Cronin.