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.
The future is rushing to catch up with Cuba. Ilan Stavans asks how the exhilerating changes may transform the island — and what it will mean for the Jews.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced on Tuesday it has settled claims with a company that employed Alan Gross, the contractor freed last week after five years in a Cuban jail as part of a major shift in U.S.-Cuba relations.
For many Cuban Jews – the majority of whom now live in the United States – it has been a bittersweet week.