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Chicago hotel backs out of hosting annual Palestinian convention due to ‘increased risk’

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Palestinian Americans at the American Muslims for Palestine convention in Chicago in 2022. (Screenshot/YouTube)
Palestinian Americans at the American Muslims for Palestine convention in Chicago in 2022. (Screenshot/YouTube)

The Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago hotel announces that it will no longer host an annual convention for Palestinian Americans after receiving a series of threats.

The American Muslims for Palestine convention was slated to take place next month.

“Given the heightened level of threats and violent acts around the world, we determined there currently is an increased risk to the safety and security of hotel guests, colleagues and the community with this event. After careful consideration of these issues, we have made the decision not to host this event at our hotel this year,” a spokesperson for the hotel says.

Jewish, Muslim and Arab communities have faced an uptick in threats against them since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war. The Biden administration says it is employing additional federal resources in order to keep communities safe.

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