Chicago Activist Gets 18 Months For Hiding Israel Bombing ConvictionA Palestinian immigrant who hid an Israeli terrorism conviction from U.S. authorities when she moved to the Chicago suburbs in the 1990s has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and will likely be deported to Jordan upon her release.
Stiff Sentence Sought For Activist In Immigration Fraud CaseFederal prosecutors are recommending at least five years in prison for a Chicago activist who didn't tell immigration officials about her conviction decades ago for bombings in Israel, including one that killed two college students at a supermarket.
Schakowsky, A Jew, Decides To Skip Netanyahu's Speech To CongressDemocratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a strong supporter of Israel, will be skipping Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's politically sensitive address to a joint session of Congress.
Professor Sues U Of I After Losing Job Offer Over TweetsA professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages sued several university officials on Thursday, saying they denied his right to free speech and that the school should rehire him.
Arab Activist Freed Awaiting Immigration SentenceAn Arab community activist has been released from a Michigan jail to await her sentence for failing to tell U.S. immigration officials about her conviction for bombings that killed two people in Israel in 1969. Rasmieh Odeh of Chicago paid a $50,000 bond and was released Thursday, about five weeks after her conviction.
Illinois Man Arrested In Israel Denies Bomb PlotIllinois-native Adam Everett Livvix, 30, has been charged with possessing weapons that Israel says he planned to use to blow up unidentified Jerusalem holy sites. Israeli police said Livvix also turned down an offer from a Palestinian to assassinate U.S. President Barack Obama during the leader's visit to the Holy Land in 2013.
Chicago Activist Convicted In Immigration CaseA federal jury found a Palestinian immigrant charged with immigration fraud guilty on Monday for failing to disclose her conviction and imprisonment in a Jerusalem supermarket bombing that killed two people.
Chicago Activist's Immigration Trial Nears EndRasmieh Odeh is the final witness at her trial. Lawyers also are expected to give closing arguments Friday.
Chicago Activist Seeks Delay In Detroit TrialRasmieh Odeh faces trial in a week, but her lawyers want more time. She failed to disclose convictions for bombings in Israel when she applied for U.S. citizenship in 2004.
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U Of I Trustees Vote Not To Hire Professor After Controversial TweetsUniversity of Illinois trustees on Thursday voted not to hire a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages were deemed anti-Semitic by some, raising the likelihood of a lawsuit and further campus protests.
Reports: University Of Illinois Rescinds Job Offer To Professor Over Israel CommentsThe University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has reportedly decided not to hire a controversial professor whose anti-Israel writing has lit up Twitter like gasoline on a fire.
Israeli, Palestinian Supporters Face Off Outside Thompson CenterDemonstrators filled up the area around the Thompson Center and the Daley Center on Monday, for competing rallies – one in support of Israel, the other in support of Palestinians.
More Than 1,000 Palestinian Supporters Rally DowntownMore than 1,000 people showed up to a rally downtown Saturday to show support for Palestine. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports it started at Michigan and Congress at round 3 p.m.
FAA Lifts Ban On U.S. Flights To IsraelThe next flight from Chicago to Tel Aviv originally was set to take off from O’Hare International Airport at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, but has since been delayed until 11 a.m.