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    As readers know, we have covered the case of Rasmea Odeh more closely than any other website, with almost 100 posts since our October 6, 2014 post, Palestinian activist groups accused of attempting to influence jury. This coming Thursday, August 17, 2017, Rasmea will be sentenced in federal court in Detroit after a guilty plea to immigration fraud. By her plea agreement, Rasmea will be deported and will lose her U.S. citizenship, but will not serve any further jail time.

    On August 12, 2017, a farewell gala event honoring Rasmea Odeh was held in Chicago by a coalition of anti-Israel groups, and attended by several hundred people. This coming Thursday, August 17, 2017, Rasmea will be sentenced in federal court in Detroit after a guilty plea to immigration fraud. By her plea agreement, Rasmea will be deported and will lose her U.S. citizenship, but will not serve any further jail time.

    A coalition of the usual leftist-Islamist suspects is getting ready to give Rasmea Odeh a big farewell party in Chicago on August 12, 2017. It's a farewell party because just a few days later, on August 17, 2017, Rasmea will be sentenced in federal court in Detroit after a guilty plea to immigration fraud. By her plea agreement, Rasmea will be deported and will lose her U.S. citizenship, but will not serve any further jail time.

    We’ve written before about convicted Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh, a military member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who murdered two university students, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner, in 1969 when she put a bomb in a Jerusalem supermarket. She also unsuccessfully tried to bomb the British Consulate. Odeh's complicity in the bombings has been documented thoroughly, including in recent video interviews with her two Palestinian co-conspirators, who now live in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority. Odeh was sentenced to life in prison, but spent 10 years in prison. She was released in a prisoner exchange in 1979 for an Israeli soldier captured in Lebanon, eventually making her way to the U.S. where she became a citizen.

    You may recall Rasmea Odeh, who recently pled guilty to one count of obtaining naturalization unlawfully based on her non-disclosure on immigration forms of her conviction and imprisonment in Israel for the 1969 supermarket bombing that killed Hebrew University students Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner. She also was convicted of attempting to bomb the British consulate. The issue in the immigration fraud case was that Rasmea claimed she falsely answered immigration questions because she suffered from PTSD as a result of alleged Israeli torture to coerce her confession. We have demonstrated how that story is contradicted by objective evidence.

    Rasmea Odeh recently pleaded guilty to immigration fraud, for failing to disclose on her immigration applications her 1970 conviction and imprisonment in Israel for a 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two Hebrew University students, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner. Rasmea concocted a defense that she falsely answered the questions because she was suffering from PTSD, which made her “filter” the plain wording. At multiple levels that defense was as big a lie as her lies on her immigration forms, and in the plea agreement she admitted her false statements were not the result of PTSD or any other mental condition. But if you need a refresher on the case, and Rasmea’s other nonsense claims, see our coverage of the guilty plea, Rasmea Odeh pleads guilty to immigration fraud, and follow up post, VIDEO: Terror victim’s brother says Rasmea Odeh supporters “have to eat their words”. Rasmea has been treated as a hero by anti-Israel groups, including Jewish Voice for Peace and various chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).

    As you may be aware, Rasmieh (Rasmea) Odeh pleaded guilty on April 25, 2017 to one count of unlawfully obtaining naturalization. In the plea agreement, Rasmea admitted she knowingly had lied, among other ways, by denying ever having been convicted or imprisoned. In fact, Rasmea was convicted in Israel in 1970 of the bombing of the Supersol supermarket, which killed Hebrew University students Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner. She served 10 years before being released in a prisoner exchange. Rasmea concocted a defense that she falsely answered the questions because she was suffering from PTSD, which made her "filter" the plain wording. At multiple levels that defense was as big a lie as her lies on her immigration forms, and in the plea agreement she admitted her false statements were not the result of PTSD or any other mental condition.

    Yesterday Rasmea Odeh pled guilty to immigration fraud for failing to disclose when she came to the U.S., among other things, that she was convicted in 1970 of the bombing of the Supersol supermarket in Jerusalem that killed two Hebrew University students, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner. A second bomb planted in the supermarket on a delayed fuse, intended to hit first responders, was disarmed just seconds prior to detonation. In August 2017, Rasmea will be sentenced to deportation and will be stripped of her fraudulently-obtained U.S. citizenship. She will not, however, serve more jail time beyond the 5 weeks she spent in jail earlier in the case.

    This afternoon in federal court in Detroit Rasmea Odeh pleaded guilty, as expected, to immigration fraud. She received no jail time, but will be deported and stripped of her U.S. citizenship, which she fraudulently obtained. The plea agreement (pdf. here) is embedded at the bottom of this post. We have told Rasmea's story many times, and thoroughly debunked her claims and those of her supporters that she is the victim in this process. The only victims are Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner, who were killed in the 1969 Jerusalem supermarket bombing for which Rasmea was rightly and justly convicted in 1970.

    Rasmea Odeh was convicted of a 1969 bombing of a supermarket in Jerusalem that killed two Hebrew University students, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner. She also was convicted in the attempted bombing of the British Consulate. Contrary to what her supporters say, there's overwhelming evidence of her participation in both bombings, including the video statements years later of her co-conspirators. After her 1979 release in a prisoner exchange for an Israeli soldier captured in Lebanon, Rasmea made her way to the U.S. in the mid-1990s. She lied on her visa and naturalization applications, among other ways, by falsely denying ever having been convicted or imprisoned, or being a member of a terrorist group (in her case, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine).

    We have covered the case of Rasmea Odeh for the past two and one half years. Rasmea was convicted of the 1969 supermarket bombing in Jerusalem that killed Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner. The evidence against Rasmea was overwhelming, and has become even more so with recent video interviews with her co-conspirators who described Rasmea's involvement. Rasmea's claim that she only confessed after 25 days of sexual torture is contradicted by the evidence that she in fact confessed after just one day, and there was substantial other corroborating evidence.

    “Jewish Voice for Peace” bills itself as a Jewish pro-peace organization. But JVP is not a Jewish organization. At most it claims to support “Jewish traditions of social justice” as set forth on its 2016 listing of Core Values. JVP also is not a pro-peace organization. As our extensive coverage over the years has demonstrated, JVP in reality is dedicated to delegitimizing Israel by providing an “as a Jew” cover for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and others who seek the destruction of Israel.

    We reported recently on the plea deal convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh has accepted in her immigration fraud case, Terrorist Rasmea Odeh cops plea deal, to leave country. Her retrial was scheduled for late May 2017. The immigration criminal charge resulted from Rasmea's failure to disclose her conviction and imprisonment in Israeli in 1970 for bombing a supermarket killing two students, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner, and for the attempted bombing of the British Consulate. Under a superseding indictment filed last year, Rasmea also was charged with failing to disclose her membership in a terrorist group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and engaging in terrorism. That superseding indictment meant that at the re-trial, all of Rasmea's terrorist activities would be part of the prosecution. No longer would the case be just about non-disclosure.

    Earlier we reported that Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh had agreed to a plea deal in her immigration fraud case, Terrorist Rasmea Odeh cops plea deal, to leave country. Under that plea deal, Rasmea would avoid prison time, but would require her to forfeit her U.S. citizenship and be deported (likely to Jordan initially). Her plea hearing will be held on April 25, 2017 at 2:30 PM, at federal court in Detroit. The plea on immigration fraud resulted from Rasmea’s failure to disclose on her visa papers (in 1994) and naturalization papers (2003) that she had been convicted in Israel in 1970 of the bombing of the SuperSol supermarket in Jerusalem, killing Hebrew University students Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner.

    Yesterday we reported that Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh had agreed to a plea deal in her immigration fraud case, Terrorist Rasmea Odeh cops plea deal, to leave country. Under that plea deal, Rasmea would avoid prison time, but would require her to forfeit her U.S. citizenship and be deported (likely to Jordan initially). Her plea hearing will be held on April 25, 2017 at 2:30 PM, at federal court in Detroit. The plea on immigration fraud resulted from Rasmea's failure to disclose on her visa papers (in 1994) and naturalization papers (2003) that she had been convicted in Israel in 1970 of the bombing of the SuperSol supermarket in Jerusalem, killing Hebrew University students Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner. A second bomb in the supermarket, on a delayed fuse intended to harm first responders, was defused seconds before detonation.

    Rasmea Odeh, whose case we have been covering for over two years, has agreed to a plea deal according to her defense committee. That deal will avoid prison for her immigration fraud, but she will leave the country and surrender her citizenship. The Rasmea Defense Committee issued as statement on the deal, full of the types of lies Rasmea and her supporters have been telling for years about her underlying terrorist bombing of the SuperSol supermarket that killed Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner.
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