‘Pro-Hamas Thugs’: Nashville Hotel Backs Out Of Hosting Pro-Israel Conference After Pressure Campaign
KRAKOW, POLAND - MAY 15: University students organize a pro-Palestinian demonstration with Palestinian flags and banners and demand that the university rector cut academic ties with Israeli universities in Krakow, Poland on May 15, 2024.
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A Nashville hotel reportedly backed out of hosting a pro-Israel event after being pressured and allegedly threatened by a coordinated group of anti-Israel activists.

The three-day conference, called the Israel Summit, was scheduled to take place at Nashville’s Sonesta Hotel from May 20-22 and has been advertised as “the first annual gathering of pro-Israel supporters who unconditionally support Israel’s right to be sovereign in the entirety of the land of Israel, including Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and the Gaza Strip.”

The Sonesta Hotel reportedly backed out of hosting the conference after the Palestine Hurra Collective Nashville told its followers on Instagram to call and email the hotel to “demand for the immediate cancellation of this event.” The hotel did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Daily Wire.

“Let Sonesta Hotel know – NOT IN NASHVILLE! We will not allow genocidal racists to hold a conference in our city,” the caption of the Instagram post reads before claiming the conference organizers would “come here and celebrate the death of civilians and recruit new Zionists!” The post went on to provide phone numbers and email addresses to contact hotel staffers, as well as a script to recite when reaching out.

HaYovel, a co-sponsor of the conference and an organization that encourages Christians to travel to Israel and volunteer on farms in the West Bank, told the media that the Sonesta Hotel refused to host the event after speaking to the local police.  who reportedly said that attendees may be physically endangered “due to the threatening nature of calls and message” the hotel received, according to an article by Israel365 News, which is a co-sponsor of the event.


Organizers say that the conference will still be held the same days at a different, currently undisclosed venue and will feature speakers such as former U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Israeli musician Yair Levi, and several pro-Israel journalists and activists.

“We will move forward with this event at a different venue and show these thugs that they will not be rewarded for their unconstitutional, hateful actions,” HaYovel stated. “Now, more than ever, it is important that America stands unconditionally with Israel and that we publicly show that we cannot be intimidated by pro-Hamas thugs.”

“For too long, the Jewish and Christian community of Israel-supporters in the United States have passively only supported Israel’s government, ignoring the individual beliefs of their constituents,” the conference site states. “No longer. The majority of Israel’s supporters in America stand with the entirety of the land of Israel, and support the entire Jewish nation, no conditions and no strings attached.”

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