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PAGE 12 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MAY " " b mee small t g" 1 " k P1 yh Nice Jewl oy own lr at. rater Par a 0 The Winter Park Playhouse Last Five Years by the Tony show will be seen in the Or- TheshowstarsJacobHaines year relationship. Her story mancesonFridaysat7:30 announcestheeentralFIorida Award-winning composer Ja- lando area, and only the sec- and Erin Romero and is di- starts at the end, his begins on and Saturdays at 2 p.m,~ premieroftheaward-winning son Robert Brown. ondtimeithasbeenproduced rectedbyRoyAlan,withmusi- the day they met. "The Last 7:30 p.m. off-Broadway musical "The This is the first time the in Florida. cal direction by Justin Scott Five Years" captures "some of Tickets are$28($25s~ "The Last Five Years" won Fischer. the most heartbreaking and and students), with $201~ two Drama Desk Awards, for There are two sides to every universally felt moments in the Saturday matinee ] "OutstandingMusic"and"Out- story. 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In "Cold Terror," author Stewart Bell documents how Canada's top leaders long have denied or ignored the pres- ence of hundreds of terrorist operatives in Canada, despite repeatedwarnings from CSIS, the nation's security and in- telligence service. Among various unrealized criminal schemes, Canadian- based terrorists have plotted to assassinate a visiting Israeli dignitary, bring down an El AI aircraft over Canadian airspace and bomb a Jewish neighbor- hood in Montreal. They also have helped organize suicide bombings in Israel, according toBell, a reporter for the Na- tional Post newspaper. "Over the years, the only organization that has really kept track of this issue and organized any effective lobby- ing to political leade rs has been the Jewish community," he said, explaining why he chose to launch his book at a Toronto synagogue. In the book, as in countless journalistic articles, the 38- year-old Bell has probed the shadowy world and deeds of local representatives of vari- ous international terrorist or- ganizations, including Hezbollah, Hamas, AI-Qaida and other groups that target Americans and Jews. Expert at prying loose secu- rity-related secrets through freedom of information legis- lation, Bell has amassed what may be the largest private col- lection of classified intelli- gence documents in the coun- try. Even a writer at the rival Globe and Mail newspaper has called Bell "Canada's leading reporter on national security and terrorism." "I hope his book is going to cause an earth- quake among people and make them think," said Martin Rudner, director of the Cana- dian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. "He re- ally brings the information home." One of the nefarious figures highlighted in "Cold Terror" is Fauzi Ayub, a Leba- nese-born father of three from Toronto who was arrested in Israel two years ago for plot- ting terrorist attacks with Hezbollah. Though he had been impli- cated in an assassination plot against the Israeli prime min- ister, Ayub was one of several hundred prisoners released last January in an exchange with Hezbollah for a captured Israeli businessman and the bodies of three Israeli soldiers. Ayub is still in Lebanon, but Canadian consular officials say he hopes to return to Canada, Bell said. As in the case of Ayub, Ca- nadian border officials failed to stop Mahmoud Mohammed lssa Mohammad from enter- ing Canada in 1987. A partici- "Cold Terror," bY Bell. pant in a lethal El Al plane in Athens inJ the former member Popular tion of Palestine has legal maneuver to stave off deportation. "The Mohammad c~ great example of how migration system has down on this issue "It's a farce." "Cold also spotlights former university from Windsor mer for a visiting Israeli Canadian or U.S. Jews. "He hasn't been yet, but it certainly is that Hamas is campaign outside o Middle East to attack~ some consider the soft belly of Israel, which Jewish community wide," Bell said. The case of former dent Ahmed Ressam, gerian-born AI-Qaida tive arrested b' der guards in 1999 temptinl explosives into the LosAng port. To Bell, the Ressa~ illuminates the si ferences between Canadian and cials have reacted to ists. "CSIS was aware him, but they outofbusiness the other hand, the entered the United was stopped, turned into a ver ernment ing to Bell, Canadian.~ officials have but until recently fective legal tools domestic terrorists. rorism legislation strengthen the hand--provided it the political will to Francois JubinV Council Office, noted I See "Canada" on