Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774
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JTA
American Jewish contractor Alan Gross has launched a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment in a Cuban jail and the lack of American assistance.
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By:
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Jewish leaders in both countries are engaging in a war of words over Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
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By:
Julie Wiener, JTA
Gisela Kohn Dollinger talked the Gestapo into releasing her husband, caught a last-minute boat to China and eventually ended up in a rent-controlled apartment in Manhattan’s East Village, where she lived for 60 years.
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
Experts say the threat of a nuclear Iran trumps any temptation Russia might have in using the nuclear talks as leverage in the Ukraine crisis.
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By:
Ben Sales, Talia Lavin and Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
A volunteer effort coordinated from Kiev and Israel has allowed seven individuals wounded in Ukrainian protests to be airlifted to Israel for medical care.
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