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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

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Obama: Cuban Embargo 'Outdated', 'Does Not Work'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

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

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

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

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

Wife of Alan Gross Sues US for Cuba Incarceration

Wife of Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross is suing the United States government and global development company DAI for up to $60 millionRachel Hirshfeld , 12/3/2012, 7:11 PM

500 Rabbis Call for Release of Jailed Alan Gross

The wife of jailed American contractor Alan Gross and 500 rabbis from around the world continue to appeal to Havana on his behalf. Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/12/2012, 7:49 AM

Cuba Refuses to Release Sick Jewish Prisoner

An American-Jewish contractor who is imprisoned in Cuba is being denied requests for release despite being diagnosed with cancerAnnie Lubin, 10/2/2012, 7:28 PM

44 Senators Urge Castro to Release Alan Gross

A bipartisan group of Unites States senators wrote a letter to Cuban President Raul Castro, urging him to release Alan Gross.Rachel Hirshfeld, 9/27/2012, 3:57 PM

Alan Gross' Lawyer: He is Not Healthy

The lawyer for U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who is in jail in Cuba, rejects claims by Havana that his client is in good health.Elad Benari, 9/14/2012, 6:14 AM

Cuba Insists Alan Gross is in Decent Health

Cuba insists that jailed U.S. contractor Alan Gross is in decent health, despite his wife's assertion he has lost more than 100 pounds.Elad Benari, 9/13/2012, 5:45 AM

Gross' Lawyers Ask UN to Help Release Him

Lawyers for Allan Gross, who is imprisoned in Cuba, ask a UN working group on arbitrary detentions to press for their client's release.Elad Benari, 9/12/2012, 11:37 AM

Gross: 'Very Comforting to Know I'm Not Forgotten'

Alan Gross thanks Jewish community for efforts in attempting to secure his release; Says, "It's very comforting to know I'm not forgotten."Rachel Hirshfeld , 5/25/2012, 1:13 PM

Cuba Willing to Negotiate Realase of Alan Gross

Cuban authorities may be ready to negotiate the status of jailed American Alan Gross, a senior Cuban official said.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/16/2012, 11:32 AM

Papal Visit Elicits Hope for Freedom of Alan Gross

Wife of Alan Gross expressed hope that the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Cuba would help bring about her husband’s release. Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/28/2012, 1:30 PM

Alan Gross' Wife Hopes for Act of Goodwill

In response to decision to temporarily release a Cuban spy, Rene Gonzalez, wife of Alan Gross says she hopes for reciprocal act of goodwill.Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/21/2012, 11:43 AM

US Senators Meet Castro, Discuss Gross' Release

Senators Leahy and Shelly met with Cuban President Raul Castro to discuss release of Alan Gross, who is serving 15 year jail sentence.Rachel Hirshfeld, 2/27/2012, 5:43 PM

Cuba to Free 2,900 Prisoners, But Not Alan Gross

Cuban President Raul Castro says he will free nearly 3,000 prisoners on humanitarian grounds, but not US Jewish social worker Alan Gross.Chana Ya'ar, 12/25/2011, 11:37 AM

Jail Time for Helping Cuban Jews

A Jewish contractor from the United States has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in Cuba for connecting Cuban Jews to the Internet. Maayana Miskin, 3/14/2011, 2:14 AM

US Jews Ask Castro to Free Gross

American Jewish leaders have sent a letter to Cuban President Raul Castro, appealing for the humanitarian release from prison of Alan P. Gross.Chana Ya'ar, 2/27/2011, 3:04 PM

Cuba Holds Jew as 'US Spy'

A 60-year-old American Jew is being held on suspicion of being a spy for the United States. The man, Alan Gross, was arrested in Cuba last month.INN Staff, 1/14/2010, 7:15 PM

Cuba and Israel

If the Cold War between Cuba and the USA has ended, isn’t it time for Cuba to recognize Israel? Prof. George Jochnowitz, 12/19/2014, 7:02 AM