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Nashville hotel facing legal action after backing out of hosting Pro-Israel Summit

First Liberty Institute attorneys representing HaYovel, a pro-Israel Christian organization stated on Monday that the Sonesta Nashville Airport, a hotel near the Nashville International Airport, canceled a meeting contract in violation of federal and Tennessee civil rights laws.

Sonesta Nashville Airport Hotel agreed in January to host the three day Pro-Israel summit, but suddenly backed out on HaYovel on Friday, citing security concerns.

In refusing to host the summit after signing a contract with the group, the hotel violated Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Tennessee Human Rights Act, according to First Liberty Institute’s general counsel Hiram Sasser.

The event was expected to host 500 attendees over the three day convention, and 400 of the attendees had booked hotel rooms at the Sonesta hotel, which were also canceled without warning

Speakers including former congresswoman Michelle Bachman, Israeli journalist Caroline Glick and Ohad Tal, a member of Israel’s Knesset, are among those confirmed for the HaYovel conference.

Neither Troy Carver, general manager of the Sonesta Nashville Airport hotel nor the parent company’s public relations firm responded to comment requests.


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