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Bond for Arab activist who hid Israel bombing role
An Arab-American activist convicted of failing to tell US immigration officials about her conviction for a fatal bombing in Israel can be released from jail if she comes up with $50,000 cash, a federal judge in Detroit said Monday.

 

The judge reversed his earlier decision denying bond to Rasmieh Odeh of Chicago while she awaits her sentence in March. Judge Gershwin Drain said he no longer believes the 67-year-old is likely to flee.

 

Drain cited her work in Chicago, where she runs the daily operations of the Arab American Action Network, in his decision to grant bond.