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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

Raul Castro tells U.S. senators: Gross ‘was no spy’

JTA February 26, 2012

Jailed American Jewish contractor Alan Gross "was  no spy," Cuban President Raul Castro agreed in a meeting with two visiting U.S. senators, Patrick Leahy and Richard Shelby. Leahy (D-Vt.) told The Associated Press that Castro made the remark during...

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...

Muslim Brotherhood threatens to review treaty with Israel if U.S. aid is cut

JTA February 16, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The Muslim Brotherhood has threatened to "review" Egypt's 1979 peace treaty with Israel if the United States cuts aid to Egypt. Congress threatened to cut or cancel aid to Egypt after Egyptian authorities filed charges on Feb. 6 against 43...

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...

Editorial: Talk Isn’t Cheap

August 10, 2011

Egyptians or Americans upset about United States offers of aid to groups promoting democratic principles ought only look a few hundred miles north to Syria. The latter country is suffering the worst of the violent and depressing stresses that occur so...

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