Rasmea Odeh is a terrorist. This is what she was involved in.
The story began on Friday, February 21, 1969 when two unsuspecting Israeli university students, Leon Kaner, 21, and Edward Jaffe, 22, stopped at a Jerusalem supermarket to pick up some last minute provisions for a hike the two were planning to take. They never made it and were blown to bits by a bomb placed in coffee cans on a shelf. Nine others were injured in the blast. Jaffe and Kaner, as well as the nine injured civilians, were targeted for no other reason other than the fact that they were Jews with the temerity to live in their ancestral land.Now they're coming together at the misleadingly named Jewish Voice for Peace 2017 National Member Meeting.
A second bomb, timed to go off just as first responders arrived, was diffused by security forces. A third bomb placed near the British consulate office in Jerusalem was also discovered and destroyed in a controlled detonation, though another bomb placed near the same vicinity some days later did manage to cause structural damage.
The terrorists had chosen Friday to carry out their act of depravity because they knew the supermarket would be packed with civilians shopping for the upcoming Sabbath. It was their intent to cause a bloodbath and inflict maximum civilian casualties. In a testament to Israeli resiliency, the supermarket, belonging to the “Supersol” supermarket chain, opened for business just two days later.
On March 1, 1969, Odeh, her sister and three others were arrested for the bombings. All were members of the notorious Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a Marxist group designated by the United States as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).
JVP is an anti-Semitic hate group that is neither Jewish nor for peace, but obsessed with destroying Israel and hating Jews. Its alliance with CAIR, an Islamist hate group, has produced favorable media coverage about a "Jewish-Muslim alliance against Islamophobia". Odeh's presence at JVP's meeting is however a handy reminder that it's an anti-Semitic hate group that celebrates the murder of Jews.
Rasmea Odeh, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), is scheduled to be a featured speaker at the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) 2017 National Member Meeting, according to an event program published on the group’s website. Odeh is slated to speak during the “All In!” workshop alongside three other panelists, including Linda Sarsour, a vocal anti-Israel activist who recently made headlines for her involvement in and comments during last month’s Women’s March in Washington, DC.Also on the panel will be JVP anti-Israel BDS activist Alissa Wise and Nyle Fort, a Ferguson activist. They will be sharing a panel with a woman who helped murder two college students because they were Jewish.
This is a reminder of what JVP is. And what Linda Sarsour is.
We've had a lot of talk about "normalizing" bigotry lately. This isn't normalizing bigotry. It's normalizing the murder of Jews.
Any positive coverage of JVP is normalizing the murder of Jews.
Any collaboration with JVP normalizes the murder of Jews.
Any platform for Linda Sarsour normalizes the murder of Jews.
It's that simple.