On June 26, 2016, anti-Israel blog Mondoweiss posted an article claiming that real estate giant RE/MAX would no longer be doing business in Jewish “settlements” in Judea and Samaria. This, the article claimed, was a response to calls from the The Israel/Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church. The church claimed that “recently taken action to ensure that RE/MAX, LLC will no longer receive any income from the sale of Jewish settlement properties in the West Bank.”
Having seen no press release from RE/MAX to confirm this and seeing no articles from more credible sources to substantiate these claims, BDSGuide decided to investigate.
We reached out to RE/MAX’s PR office to get the facts. The following is an email exchange with Shaun White, Vice President of Public Relations for the company.
Jul 1, 2016, 11:57 AM
To: Shaunwhite@remax.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
To Whom It May Concern,
Independently owned and operated RE/MAX franchises operate in nearly 100 countries around the world, including Israel. Contact an individual office for info on their operations.
We reached out to RE/MAX Israel for comment, but have not heard back yet. We expect to hear back after Shabbat and will update this article accordingly.