Law and Disorder Radio
On October 11, 1985, prominent Palestinian-American leader Alex Odeh was killed by a pipe bomb at the offices of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, where he worked as the group’s western regional director in Santa Ana, California. Now, the FBI and Justice Department are being urged to renew its investigation into this shocking political murder.
Very quickly, the FBI named the militant Jewish Defense League, or JDL, as a focus of its investigations. Yet, more than two decades later, no one has been questioned or indicted for Odeh’s murder. Civil rights attorney, member National Lawyers Guild, and co-founder of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Abdeen Jabara, speaks about the reopening of this political murder investigation 28 years later.