(JTA) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson has called on Cuba to release Jewish U.S. citizen Alan Gross from prison and reunite him with his family.
Jackson, who has been to Cuba several times and met with former President Fidel Castro and current President Raul Castro, offered to go to Cuba to negotiate the release of American contractor Alan Gross, according to a statement issued Tuesday from his Rainbow PUSH coalition.
This year’s Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) plenum in Washington, which starts this weekend, will include the usual endless debates over religious pluralism in Israel, church-state issues and Jonathan Pollard. But the hottest actio