American former prisoner Alan Gross said remembering how his family survived the Holocaust helped him through five years of imprisonment in Cuba, where he was held on espionage charges, according to interview excerpts released on Friday.
When Alan Gross was released from a Cuban jail in December 2014, people would have forgiven him if all he wanted was to retire to his Maryland home for a quiet life with his wife, Judy. But he didn’t.
Alan Gross, the Jewish-American government contractor who was jailed in Cuba for five years as a spy, was never debriefed after his release from prison and return to the United States, according to a new report.
An effort to push for greater engagement with Cuba was to launch Monday night, headlined by Alan Gross, the former American government contractor who was jailed in Cuba for five years on espionage charges until his release in December.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal filed by Alan Gross, the U.S. contractor detained in Cuba for five years who had sued the U.S. government for negligence.
Alan Gross knew he was breaking the law and endangered the lives of Cubans and Americans alike. John Stoehr asks why anyone would honor him.
Alan Gross wore a gray suit, red tie and a perpetual smile as he took the stage Thursday night at Temple Beth Ami in Rockville, Md., at a welcome-home reception in his honor sponsored by dozens of Jewish organizations, including the the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington.
President Obama’s State of the Union Address was a sweeping success for many of America’s minorities — including the Jews. Let Lior Zaltzman count the ways.
President Obama said in his State of the Union address that he will veto any new Iran sanctions.
Alan Gross, the Jewish aid worker whose release from a Cuban prison helped pave the way toward restoring diplomatic ties with the communist nation, will be among First Lady Michelle Obama’s guests for Tuesday’s State of the Union address.