Nov. 4 trial set for Arab activist charged with hiding role in deadly 1969 Israel bombing

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DETROIT — A federal judge has scheduled a Nov. 4 trial for a Chicago-area Arab leader accused of covering up her conviction in a fatal terrorist bombing in Jerusalem when she entered the U.S.

Detroit U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain on Tuesday also scheduled motion hearings for Oct. 2 and 21 in the immigration fraud case against Rasmieh Yousef Odeh.

Drain got the case after Judge Paul Borman withdrew because his family held an ownership stake in the supermarket that Odeh and others were convicted of plotting to bomb in 1969. Two men died in the blast.

Israel freed Odeh from prison after 10 years in a prisoner swap with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Now known as Rasmea Yousef, she's associate director of Chicago's Arab American Action Network.

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