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Israeli scientist speaks at Cuban environmental conference

Israeli scientist speaks at Cuban environmental conference

'Science can serve as a bridge to collaboration,' Israeli JNF scientist tells conference.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 11/07/2019 15:21
Miami's lesser known community of Cuban Jews

Miami's lesser known community of Cuban Jews

A look into the Cuban Jewish community in southern Florida.i24NEWS, 02/07/2019 09:09
Havana restoring oldest Jewish cemetery in Cuba

Havana restoring oldest Jewish cemetery in Cuba

City of Havana restoring first Jewish cemetery in Cuba for city's 500th anniversary.Marcy Oster, JTA, 26/06/2019 07:18
US-funded network fires staffers over 'millionaire Jew' report

US-funded network fires staffers over 'millionaire Jew' report

Staffers fired for segment on US government-funded Spanish network broadcasting in Cuba describing George Soros as 'multimillionaire Jew'.Marcy Oster, JTA, 06/03/2019 08:59
US broadcaster apologizes for calling Soros ‘millionaire Jew’

US broadcaster apologizes for calling Soros ‘millionaire Jew’

Government broadcasting agency chief apologizes after report describes George Soros as 'multimillionaire Jew'.JTA, 02/12/2018 21:45
US-funded network airs segment on ‘multimillionaire Jew’ Soros

US-funded network airs segment on ‘multimillionaire Jew’ Soros

Spanish network funded by US airs segment on George Soros, describing him as 'multimillionaire Jew, architect of 2008 financial collapse.'JTA, 29/10/2018 07:43
Plane crashes upon takeoff in Cuba

Plane crashes upon takeoff in Cuba

Cubana de Aviacion plane with 104 people on board crashes. Three survivors in critical condition.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 18/05/2018 22:03
Report: Israel held secret talks with Cuba

Report: Israel held secret talks with Cuba

Israel reportedly sought to take advantage of thaw in US-Cuba relations to pursue its own relations with Communist state.Gary Willig, 25/12/2017 21:40
Cuban Jewish leaders call on US Jews to strengthen ties

Cuban Jewish leaders call on US Jews to strengthen ties

Cuban Jewish community pen letter calling for strengthening of ties with US coreligionists amid concerns over US reversal on Cuba policy.JTA, 13/07/2017 17:41
'I was in Israel 60 times before I decided to immigrate'

'I was in Israel 60 times before I decided to immigrate'

Alan Gross, after spending 5 years in a Cuban prison, is starting over in Israel.JTA, 13/07/2017 09:49
Trump to rollback Obama accord with Cuba

Trump to rollback Obama accord with Cuba

Trump set to ban tourist travel to Cuba and prohibit financial transactions with companies significantly controlled by the Cuban military.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/06/2017 04:06
Israeli baseball teams pulls off upset victory against Cuba

Israeli baseball teams pulls off upset victory against Cuba

Israeli Wold Baseball Classic team remains undefeated in stunning run with defeat of favored Cuban teamJTA, 12/03/2017 15:35
Cuban pitcher gets a firm grip on life in Israel

Cuban pitcher gets a firm grip on life in Israel

Cuban pitcher Alejandro Eskenazi is participating in a professional internship organized by the Masa Israel Journey program.Hillel Kuttler, 03/03/2017 01:01
Israeli killed in Cuba bus accident

Israeli killed in Cuba bus accident

Cuban bus overturns, killing 70-year-old Israeli and injuring 9 others.Ido Ben Porat, 25/02/2017 19:34
Yiddish-Cuban opera to premiere in Havana

Yiddish-Cuban opera to premiere in Havana

Opera based on 86-year-old Yiddish poem will have its premiere in Havana next month.JTA, 24/02/2017 03:28
Alan Gross on Fidel Castro: ‘History will never absolve him'

Alan Gross on Fidel Castro: ‘History will never absolve him'

Gross was imprisoned for five years in Cuba for his efforts to assist its Jewish community.JTA, 28/11/2016 20:18
PA leaders mourn Fidel Castro

PA leaders mourn Fidel Castro

Palestinian Arab leaders mourn the death of former Cuban president who called on Israel to withdraw from Judea, Samaria, Gaza and Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 27/11/2016 05:40
Fidel Castro dies at age 90

Fidel Castro dies at age 90

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro dies at age 90.Chana Roberts, 26/11/2016 18:35
Change in Israel's voting policy on Cuba

Change in Israel's voting policy on Cuba

Due to change in Cuban-American relations, Israel will change its voting pattern on Cuba at the UN.Nitsan Keidar, 27/10/2016 05:03
Obama names ambassador to Cuba

Obama names ambassador to Cuba

Obama nominates Jeffrey DeLaurentis to be the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba. Congress unlikely to approve nomination.Elad Benari, 28/09/2016 02:12
First commercial flight from U.S. arrives in Cuba

First commercial flight from U.S. arrives in Cuba

History made as the first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century lands in Santa Clara.Ben Ariel, 01/09/2016 05:42
Historic: Jet Blue lands in Cuba today

Historic: Jet Blue lands in Cuba today

One small step for man: The first US-Cuba commercial flight in 50 years takes off today.Rachel Kaplan, 31/08/2016 08:31
California: Two Israelis killed in car crash

California: Two Israelis killed in car crash

Traffic accident on Saturday left two Israelis dead, a third moderately to severely injured. More young Israelis also died abroad last week.Matt Wanderman, 10/07/2016 20:17
Hebrew U prof. weighs in on Obama's visit to Cuba

Hebrew U prof. weighs in on Obama's visit to Cuba

Expert on Cuba views Obama’s visit to Cuba a ‘historic move. Openness is more effective than boycotts.’Talia Blatman, 22/03/2016 08:21
Obama arrives for official visit to Cuba

Obama arrives for official visit to Cuba

President Obama lands in Havana for the first official visit to Cuba by an American president after decades of hostility.Ben Ariel, 21/03/2016 02:15
Obama times Cuba visit to avoid Netanyahu?

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, 20/02/2016 20:13
United States, Cuba flight deal confirmed

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, 18/12/2015 04:16
Gross says he felt 'neglected' by the government

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, 27/11/2015 22:02
Havana Denies Cuban Soldiers Sent to Syria

Havana Denies Cuban Soldiers Sent to Syria

Officials strenuously deny reports up to 300 Cuban soldiers may be fighting for Assad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/10/2015 07:25
Obama Wants to Lift the Embargo on Cuba

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, 09/10/2015 04:46
At Congress Pope Praises Obama Over Cuba, Iran

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, 24/09/2015 18:00
Cuba Represses Dissidents Amid Pope's Visit

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, 22/09/2015 15:55
Kerry Present as American Embassy in Cuba Reopens

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, 14/08/2015 21:28
Cuban Activists: Obama Abandoned Democracy

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, 21/07/2015 19:03
Report Says North Korea Talks Next

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, 16/07/2015 11:58
New House Law Would Prohibit Embassy in Cuba

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, 03/06/2015 02:44
Cuba Dropped from American Terror Blacklist

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, 30/05/2015 01:20
Cuba: Talks with Washington to Reopen Embassies

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, 14/05/2015 04:45
Castro Says He May Return to Catholicism

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, 10/05/2015 20:48
Washington Allows Ferry Services to Cuba

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, 06/05/2015 05:44
Cuba: We Shouldn't Have Been on Terror List

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, 15/04/2015 05:43
Obama Takes Cuba off Terror Sponsor List

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, 15/04/2015 01:15
Supreme Court Rejects Alan Gross Imprisonment Suit

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, 07/04/2015 07:51
United States Re-Establishes Phone Link with Cuba

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, 12/03/2015 05:13
US Historic Cuba Visit: 'Enriching a Tyrant'?

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, 21/01/2015 07:32
American Official to Visit Cuba This Month

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, 09/01/2015 01:16
US Gov't to Pay Alan Gross $3.2 Million in Damages

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, 24/12/2014 10:47
Republican Opposes Normalization of Ties with Cuba

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, 23/12/2014 08:36
'Obama Freed Three Cuban Spies, Why Not Pollard?'

'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, 19/12/2014 09:28
Gross: This is the Best Hanukkah in a Long Time

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, 18/12/2014 03:45
Obama: Cuban Embargo 'Outdated', 'Does Not Work'

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

Barack Obama announces formal renewal of diplomatic ties with Cuba in statement from White House.Tova Dvorin, 17/12/2014 19:47
Cuba, US to Resume Ties after Fifty Years

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, 17/12/2014 18:20
Alan Gross Freed From Cuban Prison

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, 17/12/2014 16:19
Obama: There Are Contacts with Cuba to Free Gross

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 05:14
Cuba Rejects Offer to Build Country's First Mosque

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, 16/11/2014 21:55
Cuba Sends Drugs, Medical Supplies to Gaza

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, 11/09/2014 19:24
Castro Claims Mossad is Behind the Islamic State

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, 02/09/2014 05:42