Oops: Former Obamacare navigator actually a convicted terrorist

The hits just keep on coming for the President’s signature healthcare law. According to the National Review Online, an Arab-American community activist, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, has been charged with immigration fraud for hiding the fact she was once convicted of a terrorist bombing in Israel. The icing on the cake: Odeh worked briefly as an Obamacare navigator in Illinois.

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“Listen to this. This is the most amazing story and you’re not hearing anything about this,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “She was convicted in Israel for the bombings of a supermarket at the British consulate in Jerusalem. She carried that out on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the terrorist organization… She exploded the bombs in the crowded supermarket, killing two students from a Hebrew university and injuring two. But that’s all she did. Well, wait a minute. Hang on. She was also sneaking into our country and unlawfully procuring a U.S. citizenship… And she was an Obamacare navigator.”

TheBlaze reports:

The U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern Division in Michigan announced in October that Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was accused of unlawfully procuring U.S. citizenship after she hid that she “was convicted in Israel for her role in the 1969 bombings of a supermarket and the British Consulate in Jerusalem … carried out on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine,” a terrorist organization.

National Review reported that the Illinois Department of Insurance on Nov. 24 “quietly revoked” Odeh’s certification as an in-person navigator to help people sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The insurance department said in a disciplinary report the decision was “based on an investigation which revealed that she had been convicted in Israel for her role in the bombings of a supermarket and the British Consulate in Jerusalem and failed to reveal the conviction on her application.”


Odeh was sentenced to life in prison in 1970 but was released after 10 years as part of an Israeli prisoner exchange, after which she moved to the West Bank.

According to the U.S. attorney, she immigrated to the U.S. in 1995 and was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 2004.

You might wonder how something like a terrorism conviction doesn’t come up on any background check. According to an FBI background report for Odeh obtained by National Review, no past criminal offenses were cited. On the Obamacare front, National Review reported that it would have been the responsibility of the Illinois Department of Insurance to conduct the background check on potential navigators.

“We don’t do background checks. We leave that up to the states, the various exchanges. If you want to go ahead and do a background check, go ahead,” Pat said. “So this thing is secure. There’s not a problem with Obamacare in the exchanges and the navigators. Put your whole trust into it because that’s going to work out really well for you.”

“But if you don’t sign up… by the middle of next month, you probably are a terrorist too,” Glenn concluded. “So you’re definitely illegal. Definitely. She’s not illegal, but you’re definitely are illegal.”

  • coblazeco

    Is this what they mean when they loosened the immigration requirements for “limited terrorist connections.”?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    So this is why Obama took out the restrictions on immigration when it comes to terrorist because they need these people to vote Democrat. Another thought why would I trust a system that lets Terrorist and con artist answer the phone. Yeah liberals like I am going to trust that system.

    • Anonymous

      And she was an Obamacare navigator, where’s all the background checks, especially working for the (government) I think I just answered my own question!

    • Anonymous

      Agreed, criminals usually befriend criminals!

    • Fat Lip

      My brother now be nice you no we can trust them they said so we have not a thing to worry about except for the freedom and our lives but that’s all .

    • Gene Roberts

      Wasn’t it the Obama Administration who discovered her after she made it through two complete Bush terms unnoticed?

  • Terri Bell

    Obama is a muslim. Why would he think they are bad guys. Walks like a duck, quacks like a duck. Will the real slim Obama please stand up?

  • Anonymous

    Obama is using the “fifth column” strategy to destroy America from the inside.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    but Sean Penn loves her and Obama will invite her to the white house for lets move with biden

    • Bob McDevitt

      how did she enter this country in the 1st place

  • Payton Manning

    Those of the liberty school realize that demands for equality are little more than slogans conjured up by those intent upon exploiting emotions to empower themselves in equality’s name.

  • idahospud

    If I had a daughter I hope she would look just like Travon whoops I mean she would whoops I uh uh mean she WILL look just like Rasmieh Yousef Odeh. You know that she is her godfather or uncle Bill Ayers favorite, don’t you know!

  • Anonymous

    “The Fools Among Us are Presented to be Wise

    And the Wise Among Us are Presented to be Fools.”

    ——Santosh Kalwar


  • smokehill

    Gee —
    A community organizer who hates America and wants to see Israel destroyed.

    Oh, wait …..

  • Oldmech

    You know people, it is our job as americans to police our government and our police. We can talk all day and accomplish nothing. However, if we get educated and in gear (physical action) we can turn our country around. This requires some work and sacrifice on our part. Let me know when your ready.


    Not surprised! O loves Muslim terrorists! He has them in his cabinet.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Like we needed another reason to distrust Obama and his nationalizing of the health insurance industry. The longer this program is in place the more it unravels and the more it costs all of us. When is Congress going to act? They have to stop being self interest bound and think about the welfare of the American people. There are a few exceptions but by and large they are all only interested in their continued reign over the nation.

    First, we need a mobilization drive to turn out the vote this November and take the Senate from the radical liberals who have taken over the democrat and republican parties. Judge them all by their words and deeds – if they voted for Obamacare, or withheld their votes to allow it to pass they have identified themselves as part of the problem. Get to know your congressional representatives and senators – if we have any hope of stopping the soft tyranny of this administration, it will be at the ballot box.

    Come on people, WAKE UP!

  • Karin

    Why is this not on Fox.. or Yahoo…

  • mspatdev

    obammyo has always said that he is going to destroy the USA within and outside of the USA. obammyo is not going to do anything with the borders of this nation, because of the ALMIGHTY VOTE. There is 50% of the people coming into the USA that are terrorists and they fill OUR GOVERNMENT IN D.C. obammyo has made OUR government bigger with these terrorists. He keeps saying that we don’t have the money for the military. He has said this since 2009. Look what he has done to the military. He can’t get rid of those big huge buildings that no one is in and sell them. He would have a lot of money. Then he has given the Far-East Muslims and Egyptians billions of dollars. He and his friends has had their hands in our money for the sheems. The only people he is fooling is the ones on drugs.

  • http://disqus.com/KJinAZ/ KJinAZ

    The government only regulates what happens in the private industry. They are not subject to their own rules. When you want to destroy thr country you hire terrorists in the government. How do you think they got away with Benghazi? Yes, Hillary helped with this internal terrorism.

  • Cathy

    Van Jones? didn’t you say that the communist, Islamist, one world orderist coming together to destroy the western way of life, liberty and property? in my humble opinion, since BO has been elected twice, I see these ists already decided America is not a deterrent, therefor they will fight amongst themselves for power. The TEA party has been cast as “fringe”, the 9/12 project movement is a passive, peace movement, the republicrats are on sex, alcohol and drugs to know what’s going on. “remould it nearer to the hearts desire”. Yet there is opposition and it is under the radar (or undetected by drones).

  • WASP

    Isn’t being a scum sucking bottom dweller a requirement to work for the govt ?

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