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US-Cuban Relations and the Jewish Community

August 14, 2012 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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The film, Will The Real Terrorist Please Stand Up is about the history of US-Cuban relations. The film addresses the cause of the Cuban Five, five Cubans who were tried and sentenced 14 years ago in Miami for anti-American activities. Their trial has been seen by most of the world as having been unjust. In recent months the plight of Alan Gross, the American Jew who was arrested in Dec 2009, and sentenced to 15 years in prison, is being linked to the plight of the Cuban Five. The Cuban government has expressed its desire to have a reciprocal humanitarian exchange of Alan Gross for the Cuban Five.

It is important to know the history of US-Cuban relations, especially how it effects the Jewish community and efforts to free Alan Gross. After the film, Fulton Armstrong, a former CIA official in Cuba will answer questions. Rabbi David will moderate the discussion.

Fulton T. Armstrong is a Former National Intelligence Officer for Latin America who has worked on Cuban affairs at the National Security Council, National Intelligence Council, CIA, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is a senior fellow at American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies.

Saul Landau is an internationally-known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker on foreign and domestic policy issues. Landau’s most widely praised achievements are the over forty films he has produced on social, political and historical issues, and worldwide human rights. He is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. and a senior fellow and former director of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam.

Film starts at 8 PM. Doors open 7:30.

Seating is limited. Admission is $10. Email to make reservation. Tickets will be held for you at the door. This one night only screening is sponsored by Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community, in cooperation with the Institute for Policy Studies.


August 14, 2012
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Avalon Theater
5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States
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