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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Rabbi Arthur Schneier, left, meets with U.S. subcontractor Alan Gross in the Havana prison facility where Gross is being held, March 6, 2012.

Gross advocates press for consideration of some Cuban Five demands

By Ron Kampeas, JTA May 21, 2012

WASHINGTON — Advocates for Alan Gross say talk of a trade with the “Cuban Five” is a non-starter, but acknowledge hopes that the Obama administration will consider lower-level concessions for the five Cuban spies in exchange for Cuban considerations...

Judy and Alan Gross are pictured in a family photo.

Alan Gross’ family appeals to pope to press for his release

By Ron Kampeas, JTA March 7, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Alan Gross' family is appealing to Pope Benedict XVI to plea for Alan Gross' release when he visits Cuba. "We believe this is a special opportunity," Peter Kahn, Gross' American lawyer told JTA this week. "Given the significance of the Pope’s...

JFNA calls for Pope to seek release of Alan Gross

JTA March 1, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Jewish Federations of North America is urging Pope Benedict XVI to seek the release of Alan Gross during the pope’s upcoming visit to Cuba.  The group is circulating a nationwide online petition calling for the pope to seek Gross'...

Judy and Alan Gross are pictured in a family photo.

Alan Gross revelations could hamper campaign for his release from Cuba

By Ron Kampeas, JTA February 22, 2012

WASHINGTON—For the Jews of Cuba, it was the ultimate Internet connection. The high-tech equipment that U.S. contractor Alan Gross brought with him to Cuba in 2009 to help connect local Jews to the Internet reportedly included a SIM card that makes it...

Judy and Alan Gross are pictured in a family photo.

Gross visited Cuba at least five times, court document says

JTA January 19, 2012

Jailed American Jewish contractor Alan Gross visited Cuba at least five times in one year to set up wireless Internet connections, according to a report citing leaked court documents. The report Thursday by The Associated Press comes two days after Juan...

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