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Obama times Cuba visit to avoid Netanyahu?

Obama is to be the first U.S. President in 80 years to visit Cuba, but the timing of the visit means he will miss AIPAC, Netanyahu in U.S.Raphael Poch, 2/20/2016, 8:13 PM

United States, Cuba flight deal confirmed

United States and Cuba agree to restore scheduled commercial airline service between the countries, with 110 round-trip flights a day.Ben Ariel, 12/18/2015, 4:16 AM

Gross says he felt 'neglected' by the government

Alan Gross, who was jailed in Cuba for spying, says he was mistreated by his captors and felt abandoned by his own government.Ben Ariel, Canada, 11/27/2015, 10:02 PM

Havana Denies Cuban Soldiers Sent to Syria

Officials strenuously deny reports up to 300 Cuban soldiers may be fighting for Assad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2015, 7:25 AM

Obama Wants to Lift the Embargo on Cuba

Commerce Secretary says Obama wants to end the trade embargo on Cuba but it will take time.Ben Ariel, 10/9/2015, 4:46 AM

At Congress Pope Praises Obama Over Cuba, Iran

Pope Francis praises 'courage and daring' in rapprochement with despotic regimes, days after Cuba visit in which activists were repressed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2015, 6:00 PM

Cuba Represses Dissidents Amid Pope's Visit

State Dept.'s response to detaining of activists to keep them from the pope is to point out a sharp tweet - but nothing more.Ari Yashar, 9/22/2015, 3:55 PM

Kerry Present as American Embassy in Cuba Reopens

Secretary of State declares a new era as he presides over raising of American flag over reopened embassy in Havana.Ben Ariel, Canada, 8/14/2015, 9:28 PM

Cuban Activists: Obama Abandoned Democracy

Pro-democracy activists say US not giving them support as they face regular brutal crackdowns and beatings by security forces.Ari Yashar, 7/21/2015, 7:03 PM

Report Says North Korea Talks Next

After 'opening up' Iran and Cuba, a report says Obama has his eye on bringing North Korea into the 'family of nations,' as well.Yaakov Levi, 7/16/2015, 11:58 AM

New House Law Would Prohibit Embassy in Cuba

Proposed appropriations bill would prohibit funds for an American embassy or other diplomatic facility in Cuba.Ben Ariel, 6/3/2015, 2:44 AM

Cuba Dropped from American Terror Blacklist

United States drops Cuba from its blacklist as a state sponsor of terrorism, paving the way towards normalizing ties.Ben Ariel, Canada, 5/30/2015, 1:20 AM

Cuba: Talks with Washington to Reopen Embassies

Cuban Foreign Minister says his country and Washington will hold a new meeting on reopening embassies.Ben Ariel, 5/14/2015, 4:45 AM

Castro Says He May Return to Catholicism

Cuban leader says he was so impressed with Pope Francis he might go back to the Church. Adds: 'I mean what I say.'Arutz Sheva staff, 5/10/2015, 8:48 PM

Washington Allows Ferry Services to Cuba

United States Treasury authorizes commercial ferry services to Cuba for the first time in more than a half-century.Ben Ariel, 5/6/2015, 5:44 AM

Cuba: We Shouldn't Have Been on Terror List

Cuba says Obama's move to drop the country from a list of state sponsors of terrorism was "fair".Ben Ariel, 4/15/2015, 5:43 AM

Obama Takes Cuba off Terror Sponsor List

In latest gesture for normalization, Socialist regime whitewashed despite still providing 'safe haven' for terrorists, including Americans.Ari Yashar, 4/15/2015, 1:15 AM

Supreme Court Rejects Alan Gross Imprisonment Suit

Suit he been seeking $60 million in compensation for five-year prison term in Cuba.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2015, 7:51 AM

United States Re-Establishes Phone Link with Cuba

United States and Cuba re-establish a direct telephone link for the first time since 1999.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2015, 5:13 AM

US Historic Cuba Visit: 'Enriching a Tyrant'?

Wednesday will see highest level visit in 25 years as Obama pushes ties - but will US be simply benefiting a repressive communist regime?Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2015, 7:32 AM

American Official to Visit Cuba This Month

Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson will visit Havana on January 21 and 22 to discuss normalization.Ben Ariel, 1/9/2015, 1:16 AM

US Gov't to Pay Alan Gross $3.2 Million in Damages

American contractor who spent five years in a Cuban jail reaches settlement with US government over his ordeal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2014, 10:47 AM

Republican Opposes Normalization of Ties with Cuba

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says Obama's plans to normalize relations with Cuba are "a mistake".Ben Ariel, 12/23/2014, 8:36 AM

'Obama Freed Three Cuban Spies, Why Not Pollard?'

Zionist Organization of America slams Obama decision to free Cuban spies - one murdered an American - while leaving Pollard in jail.Ari Yashar, 12/19/2014, 9:28 AM

Gross: This is the Best Hanukkah in a Long Time

Alan Gross, who was released after five years in a Cuban jail, says "it's good to be home" upon arriving in Washington.Ben Ariel, 12/18/2014, 3:45 AM

Obama: Cuban Embargo 'Outdated', 'Does Not Work'

Barack Obama announces formal renewal of diplomatic ties with Cuba in statement from White House.Tova Dvorin, 12/17/2014, 7:47 PM

Cuba, US to Resume Ties after Fifty Years

Alan Gross swapped for 3 Cuban nationals, officials say - opening up ties between Washington, Havana for first time since 1961.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2014, 6:20 PM

Alan Gross Freed From Cuban Prison

Jewish-American held in Cuba since 2009 released after years of campaigning by his family for his freedom.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2014, 4:19 PM

Obama: There Are Contacts with Cuba to Free Gross

President Obama says the United States is negotiating with Cuba for the release of jailed contractor through a “variety of channels.”Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/12/2014, 5:14 AM

Cuba Rejects Offer to Build Country's First Mosque

Communist government says no thanks to Turkish leader's offer during speech in which he claimed 'Muslims discovered American.'Ari Soffer, 11/16/2014, 9:55 PM

Cuba Sends Drugs, Medical Supplies to Gaza

Hamas thanks Cuba for 'noble gesture,' after it sent six tons of drugs and medical supplies to Gaza.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2014, 7:24 PM

Castro Claims Mossad is Behind the Islamic State

Former Cuban leader claims U.S. Senator McCain collaborated with the Mossad to create the Islamic State terrorist group.Elad Benari, 9/2/2014, 5:42 AM

Latin American Dictators Slam Gaza 'Genocide'

Chavez's successor makes surprise visit to Fidel Castro, is told he's a 'hero' for giving Hamas enclave material support.Ari Yashar, 8/21/2014, 6:57 PM

Fidel Castro Calls Israel 'Fascist'

Former Cuban dictator attacks Israel in article entitled 'Palestinian Holocaust in Gaza'.AFP, 8/5/2014, 7:39 PM

U.S. Urges Cuba to Free Gross for Mother's Funeral

United States urges Cuba to allow imprisoned contractor to travel home to attend his mother's funeral as a humanitarian gesture.Elad Benari, 6/19/2014, 5:44 AM

Cuba's FM Meets Jailed American's Lawyer

Cuba's top diplomat meets with a lawyer for jailed U.S. contractor Alan Gross.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2014, 5:42 AM

American Jailed in Cuba Ends Hunger Strike

U.S. contractor Alan Gross ends an eight-day hunger strike after a telephone conversation with his mother.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/12/2014, 1:22 AM

Cuban Wants Prisoner Swap for Jailed US Contractor

Cuban authorities say American-Jewish aid contractor Alan Gross in 'stable' condition, after nearly a week on hunger strike.AFP, 4/9/2014, 8:11 PM

American Captive in Cuba Starts Hunger Strike

Imprisoned American-Jewish subcontractor Alan Gross has been held in Cuba since 2009, again calls on Obama to help.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2014, 8:50 PM

'Dumb' Social Media App Threaten US-Cuba Relations

Cuba accuses Washington of using ZunZuneo app in covert op. to overthrow gov't; jailed American-Jewish aid worker at risk.AFP, 4/5/2014, 9:59 PM

Republicans Slam Obama for Castro Handshake

"Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler," notes John McCain after President Obama shakes hands with Cuban dictator.Elad Benari, 12/11/2013, 3:15 AM

Obama Shakes Castro's Hand At Mandela Event

Obama's handshake with communist leader Raul Castro comes despite frozen US-Cuban relations and imprisoned American Alan Gross' appeal.Ari Yashar, 12/10/2013, 9:16 PM

Alan Gross Personally Appeals Obama for Release

Imprisoned American-Jewish contractor feels 'abandoned' by Obama administration, sends personal appeal to President to intervene.Tova Dvorin, 12/3/2013, 1:34 PM

Saudi Arabia, Russia and China Elected to UNHRC

Irony: Countries with questionable human rights records win seats on none other than the UN Human Rights Council.Elad Benari, 11/13/2013, 5:43 AM

Cuban Spy Released By US Urges Talks with Havana

US and Cuba should hold serious talks on release of imprisoned American, said Cuban spy released from American prison.Arutz Sheva staff, 6/2/2013, 10:22 PM

U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Alan Gross

Federal judge dismisses a lawsuit brought by Alan Gross against the U.S. government, for whom he was working when he was arrested.Elad Benari, 5/29/2013, 5:13 AM

Jailed Alan Gross Settles Suit Against Employer

American-Jewish contractor settled lawsuit against his US government employer, claiming mission risks were underestimated. Arutz Sheva staff, 5/20/2013, 9:12 AM

Cuba Open to Talks with US Over Alan Gross

Cuba ready to open talks with the United States on swapping their respective nationals held for spying, says Cuban FM.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/7/2013, 6:07 PM

'Cuban Five' Member Must Renounce US Citizenship

Member of "Cuban Five" group convicted of espionage will be allowed to remain permanently in Cuba in exchange for renouncing US citizenship.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/5/2013, 12:57 PM

Ex-State Dept Employee Indicted on Cuba Spy Charge

US has indicted a former State Department employee now living in Sweden with conspiracy to commit espionage for Cuba.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/26/2013, 12:42 PM

Kerry: U.S. Working to Free Alan Gross

Washington is seeking to free two U.S. citizens held in Cuba and Iran, but has rejected a swap deal with Havana, says Kerry.Elad Benari, 4/18/2013, 5:15 AM

Havana: US Denying Access to 'Cuba Five' Member

Cuba accuses the US of unfairly denying its consular officials access to one of the members of the "Cuban Five" group convicted of espionageArutz Sheva staff, 2/27/2013, 9:18 PM

'Give and Take' Needed in Release of Prisoner

US Senator, back from a trip to Cuba, said that a "give and take" is needed by both sides to gain the release of Jewish-American Alan Gross , 2/24/2013, 6:11 PM

US Delegation Asks Cuba to Release Alan Gross

Members of Congress have gone to Cuba in an attempt to free imprisoned American Jewish social worker Alan Gross, age 63. Chana Ya'ar, 2/20/2013, 12:45 PM

Venezuela’s President Chavez Returns to Caracas

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is alive and has returned home to Caracas following a fourth round of surgery in December for cancer.Chana Ya'ar, 2/18/2013, 8:52 PM

Power Struggle Starts as Venezuela Pres. Recovers

A power struggle is in the works as doubts grow over whether Venezuela's president will attend his own inauguration following surgery.Chana Ya'ar, 12/26/2012, 11:45 AM

Venezuela's Pres. Chavez Admits Cancer is Back

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on state TV Saturday night his cancer is back, and he must return to Cuba for more surgery.Chana Ya'ar, 12/9/2012, 8:55 AM