West Bank Gov. DeSantis Backs Lifting Airbnb Sanctions By News Service of Florida • May 28, 2019 While traveling in Israel this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis has twice said Florida should lift economic sanctions on the home-sharing platform Airbnb after the company reversed course on a move to delist about 200 West Bank properties. DeSantis, Cabinet Sanction Airbnb After Company Closes Listings in Israel’s West Bank By editor • Jan 30, 2019 Florida’s Cabinet voted Tuesday to place Airbnb on the state’s Scrutinized Companies List. The move comes after Airbnb announced plans last November to remove roughly 200 listings in the West Bank, Israel because of safety concerns.