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Hurricane Irma Heads West Towards Puerto Rico, Then Florida

Hurricane Irma is the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. President [Donald] Trump already declared a pre-landfall emergency for the entire state of Florida.

From Havana to the Holy Land: Alan Gross Arrives in Israel on Aliyah

Gross and his wife Judy are now living happily in Tel Aviv.

Ambassador Haley: UNHRC Must Stop Wrongly Singling Out Israel Or We’ll Quit

Haley has stated that she plans to make her recommendations to the President on staying in or quitting the UNHRC based on her discussions in Geneva.

Unbeaten Israel Clobbers Cuba 4-1 in World Baseball Classic

Israel's manager Jerry Weinstein took Marquis out after 69 pitches, which means he won't pitch again in the Tokyo round.

Another Friend in High Places: Jason Greenblatt Trump’s Representative for International Negotiations

Although President-Elect Trump should not be taken for granted on any issue, his choices for Ambassador to Israel and for the Israel-PA peace negotiator are at least a positive opening signal to Israel's rightwing majority.

Fidel Castro, 90

Cuba's communist dictator Fidel Castro passed away at age 90.

UNESCO to Question Jewish Ties to Western Wall in Arab-Sponsored Draft Resolution

The draft refers ten times to Al-Haram Al-Sharif, exclusively using the Islamic term for Temple Mount, without any mention that it is the holiest site in Judaism.

Cuban Jewish Leader Claims ‘No Anti-Semitism Here’

A Cuban Jewish leader says there is no security problem for the community in the island nation.

Cruz at AIPAC: ‘Peace Through Strength’ [video]

Cruz said: 'The nation of Israel, like America, is a beacon of light unto the world!'

Obama Gift List to Former Enemies Continues: Cuba Plucked from Terrorism Sponsor List

The US is removing Cuba from list of state sponsors of terrorism. But Cuba's recent BFF, Iran, doesn't have such a clean record.

Diplomatic Ties with US May Strike Out Baseball in Cuba

Cuba has “the largest pool of untapped baseball talent in the world, and Major League Baseball may tap and leave Cuba dry.

Alan Gross to get $3.2M Compensation

Gross jailed for his work on USAid project.

Obama Negotiated with Cuba ‘Behind Everyone’s Back,’ Lawmakers Charge

U.S. lawmakers were divided, but many upset, about Pres. Barack Obama's secret talks that restored full relations with Cuba.

Cuba: Rewarding Bad Behavior

Obama obtained NO verifiable commitments from Cuba it would desist from acts prejudicial to the US

Alan Gross Credits Jewish Efforts for His Release From Cuba [video]

“It was crucial to my survival knowing that I was not forgotten.“

Alan Gross Freed From Cuban Jail

After 5 years in jail, Cuba has released Jewish-American Alan Gross.

Fears Grow that Alan Gross Will Die in Jail in Cuba

American-Jewish contractor Alan Gross completed his fifth year in prison in Cuba on Tuesday, one-third of a 15-year prison term for “crimes against the...

US Lawmakers Meet with Cuba’s American Jewish Prisoner, Alan Gross

U.S. lawmakers met in Cuba on Monday with imprisoned American Jewish social worker Alan Gross, jailed on a 15-year sentence in Havana.

Alan Gross Suspends Hunger Strike at Mother’s Urging

Alan Gross suspended his hunger strike Friday after a week at the behest of his elderly mother. “Alan’s mother asked him to stop the fast,”...

Alan Gross Goes on Hunger Strike in Cuba

American-Jewish contractor Alan Gross has gone on a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment in a Cuban jail and the lack of American assistance. “I...

Kerry Asks Vatican to Help Free Alan Gross

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asked the Vatican on Tuesday to intercede in helping free American-Jewish contractor Alan Gross from a Cuban jail. Kerry...

Alan Gross Meets with Cuban Jewish Leaders

Cuban Jewish leaders met with imprisoned Jewish-American contractor on the last day of Hanukkah, two days after Gross marked his fourth year in jail...

Washington Jews Plan Rally on Alan Gross’ 4th Year In Cuban Prison

Alan Gross’ wife and Washington’s Jewish community are calling on President Obama to prioritize securing his release from a Cuban jail and will attend...

Enough with ‘Bibi’

A mother doesn’t tend to call the man who freed the murderer of her child "Bibi."

Federal Judge Dismisses Alan Gross’ Lawsuit against Government

A federal judge dismissed on Tuesday a lawsuit filed against the U.S. government by Alan Gross, the American-Jewish contractor imprisoned in Cuba since 2009. Judge...

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