Hotel apologizes after canceling pro-Israel Christian conference amid security concerns

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A Tennessee hotel that canceled a pro-Israel Christian event amid reported threats has reached an agreement with the group behind the gathering as it has moved the event to a different venue.

Sonesta Nashville Airport Hotel told HaYovel, Inc. last week that it canceled an event slated for May 20-22, reportedly due to threats that the venue received in advance of the gathering.

In response, the conservative legal organization First Liberty Institute sent a complaint letter to Sonesta on behalf of HaYovel, demanding that the hotel reverse its decision to cancel the summit.

In a joint press release Friday, Sonesta and HaYovel announced an agreement in which the hotel apologized for its actions. HaYovel announced that it relocated the event to Ramsey Solutions, still scheduled for May 20-22.

"The safety and wellbeing of Sonesta's team and guests is its top priority," the statement reads. "While Sonesta determined it was unable to host the HaYovel event due to security concerns, Sonesta sincerely apologizes for the difficulty that this decision has caused HaYovel and its Nashville event attendees."