APRIL 26, 2006 - Posted at 8:05 a.m. CST
FAYETTEVILLE, AR - A man accused of striving to take part in a holy war against Israel is asking for a trial delay so he can negotiate a plea with prosecutors.
Former University of Arkansas graduate student Arwah Jaber was indicted by a federal grand jury in August. He is accused of knowingly attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Jaber was to have been tried on March 7. But U.S. District Judge Jimm Hendren granted a delay until May 11 to allow prosecutors and Jaber's lawyers to negotiate.