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  • Jewish community responds to release of Alan Gross

    2 weeks ago

    Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison in a reported prisoner exchange with Havana that the United States said on Wednesday heralds an overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba. Below are reactions from the Jewish community:

    Simon Wiesenthal Center

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  • European Parliament members urged not to visit Iran

    October 18, 2012 | 9:25 am

    Jewish and non-Jewish organizations urged the European Parliament to cancel a planned visit to Iran by some of its lawmakers.

    B’nai B’rith International President Allan Jacobs said the visit by 15 of the parliament’s lawmakers on Oct. 27 would be “counterproductive” to efforts to...

  • Federal takeover of B’nai B’rith pension raises questions on group’s future

    September 24, 2012 | 9:45 am

    The U.S. government’s recent takeover of B’nai B’rith International’s pension plan, which is more than $25 million in debt, raises serious questions about the long-term viability of the 169-year-old, once-giant Jewish organization.

    The plan, which has about 500 participants, has...

  • Chicago urges city workers’ pension fund to divest from Iran

    April 19, 2012 | 10:13 am

    The Chicago City Council urged the city’s largest employee pension fund to divest from Iran.

    The council unanimously approved a non-binding resolution this week that encouraged the Municipal Employees Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago to divest from companies doing business with...

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