Berlin blocks appearance of convicted Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh

Palestinian Terrorist Rasmea Odeh

Berlin has banned Palestinian Rasmea Odeh — a woman convicted for an act of terrorism in 1970 — from engaging in political activities in Germany over fears of causing incitement against Israel.

Odeh had been due to speak at an event at a cultural community center in the Berlin district of Kreuzberg.

“Freedom of expression is a great good. If, however, the state of Israel and Jews are to be ruthlessly persecuted, the red line has been crossed,” said Andreas Geisel, the interior minister for the state of Berlin, on Friday.