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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JULY 19, 2013 l,.:lael 00:00unche,00 information war By Linda Gradsteiil The Media Line If you click on the Israeli army&apos;s new Hezbollahwebsite, you will see a red and black logo that reads, "Hezbollah, Army of Terror." The site is a combination of graphics, text and videos, all focusing on the Lebanese-based, Iran- proxy terrorist organization and its leader, Sheikh Hassan Na'srallah. One link" refers back to what Israelis call the Second Lebanon War of 2006, and in fact, the site was launched on the seventh anniversary of that 34-day war between Hezbollah and Israel l:hat was triggered by a cross-border raid by Hezbollah fighters that left eight Israeli soldiers dead and two captured. It ended with a United Nations - brokered cease-fire. The website warns that Hezbollah today is stronger than ever. "Seven years later, Hezbol- lah has developed capabilities to str{ke anywhere in Israel," it says. A neon-green graphic that follows the text shows the dif- ferentweapons Hezbollah now in its arsenal and how far each one is able to reach. The mis- sile with the longest range, the Scud-D, can travel more than again Hezbollah 430 miles, potentially pen- etrating deep into Egypt and Saudi Arabia as well as Israel, as well as targeting American military assets in the region. "Since the war, Hezbollah has tripled the size of its mis- sile arsenal," the website says. "In 2009, an IDF intelligence report revealed that Hezbollah had built close to 1,000 military facilities throughout southern Lebanon. The installations in- cluded more than 550 weapons bunkers and 300 underground facilities. Since the report's release, Hezbollah has con- tinued to build facilities in the region, enhancing its ability to strike at nearby Israeli towns and cities" The website says that Israel is in more danger than ever before. "Hezbollah's weapons are capable of causing far more substantial" damage than its 2006 arsenal," the website continues. "With its current abilities, Hezbollah is capable of bombarding Israel with con- tinuous, precise attacks over an extended period of time." The website is the product of Israel's new interactive media branch, a spin-off from the IDF Spokesman's Unit. Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich, the head of the new branch, says some 30 soldiers work there, and put out content in English, Hebrew, Arabic, French, Span- ish and Russian. Two of the soldiers, she says, are native Egyptians who moved to Israel about seven years ago. "This is the first time a mili- tary invests in such a platform using confidential informa- tion." Leibovich told The Media Line. "When information will be interesting and high qual- ity it will create a buzz about Hezbollah, and raise awareness about this organization that is sitting on our border with 60,000 rockets [pointed in Israel's direction]." Leibovich said some of the information came from classi- fied sources, including combat intelligence troops based on the Lebanese border. On the other side of the border, however, Lebanese journalistswere not impressed with the website. -"This is thekindofinforma- tion that any person can get on the Web," Farid Chedid, the editor ofLebanonWire toldThe Media Line, "There is nothing new- it's just a compilation of anti-Hezbollah propaganda." In Lebanon, Chedid says, Hezbollah is seen as an Ira- nian proxy, but it also runs a network of schools and clinics, providing salaries to thou- sands of Lebanese and social services to many more. The website was put to- gether by Pvt. Gabriel Freund, 25, an immigrant to Israel from Australiawith a background in computer graphics. "We tried to tell the story of the terrorist organization Hezbollah to the world in away that is easy to share," Freund told The Media Line. "We tried to make it as interactive as possible. You can see it is user friendly and you can easily ac- cess different parts of the s.ite." The website also includes animations and videos show- t ing how Hezbollah uses ci- vilian homes from which to launch" weapons. It was launched as Israel has under- taken a campaign to convince more of the international com- munity to define Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Seven states, including the U.S. and Israel already define Hezbollah that way. Leibovich says the interac- tive media branch has gained a large following with 340,000 followers on Facebook and more than 35 million page views on YouTube. "This initiative shows the military has to adapt to a new media war zone which is inter- active media," Leibovich said. A similar website on Hamas is currently being planned. The Hezbollah website can be found at http://www.idfblog. com/hezbollah/ OB .AR ES ALAN JAY MISEK Alan Misek of Longwood, died on Monday, July 8. He was 55 years old. Mr. Misek was born in Cincinnati on Sept 30, 1957, to Bernard and Myra Flaum Misek. He was an Eagle Scout and received his bachelor's de- gree from SUNY-Albany. On Aug. 19, 1994, in Charleston, S,C., he married the former Terri Shayne. Mr. Misek was a salesman and specialized in housewares. He and his fam- ily lived in Longwood and are members of Congregation of Reform Judaism. Mr. Misek is survived by his wife; his parents, of Raleigh, N.C.; his daughters, Saman- tha of Lakeland and Sari of Longwood; his son, Joshua Krafchick of Jacksonville. He is also s.urvived by his brother, Steven of North Carolina; his sisters Lynn (Kevin) Smith of Pennsylvania and Sheryl (Da- vid) Reynolds of Maryland; his mother-in-law, Sheila Shayne of The Villages; and brothers- in-law, Joel (Ruth) Shayne of Michigan and Glenn Shayne of Merritt Island. A memorial service was held at Congregation of Re- form Judaism with Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer offici- ating. The family requests contributions in memory of Alan Misek to the Sari Beth Misek College Fund c/o SunTrust Bank, 701 Miami Springs Drive, Longwood, FL 32779 or VITAS Hospice, 2201 Lucien Way, Suite 100, Maitland, FL 32751. Services entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando. Sudoku (see page 19 for solution DOROTHY YESSER Dorothy Yesser of Deltona died Thursday, July 11. he was 89 years old. Born in New Haven, Conn., Answers from 07/12/2013 is_-I NOT S L A AMA I NR s:ll HEW HOE AN I T RNO A I S H RE m I L ! M F M on Sept. 26, 1923, to the late Jack and Shirley Greenberg Small, she was the widow of the late Hyman Yesser to whom she was married for more than 57 years when he passed away in 2003. A loving- wife, mother and grandmoth- er, she was a Florida winter resident from Harrisburg, Pa., for more than 40 years, moving to the Deltona area in 2004. She was a Iongtime member of Beth El Temple in Harrisburg. Mrs. Yesser is survived by her sons, Alan Yesser of Pennsylvania, David (Ange- lika) Yesser of Clearwater and Jonathan Yesser of Deltona; her daughter, Robin (Ron) Morgan of Cresson, Texas; her brother, Stuart Small of Ne- vada and five grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were held at Beth E! Cemetery in Harrisburg, Pa., with Rabbi Peter Kessler of Temple Ohev Sholom officiating. The family requests donations in memo- ry of Dorothy Yesser to Beth El Temple or Beth El Temple Sisterhood, 2637 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17110. 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Celebration Jewish Congregation (R), services and holiday sched- ules shown at www.JewishCelebration.org; 407-566-9792. Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (O), 39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407-878-3011, www.jewishorlando.com; services: second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m.; every Saturday at 10 a.m. Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-354-3660; www.jewishorlando.com; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; services, Monday an Thursday, 8 a.m. Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts (O), 1190 Highway A1A, Satellite Beach, 321-777-2770. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd., Maitland, 407-644-2500;www.chabadorlando.org; services: Sunday, 9 a.m.; Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Shabbat services: Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Family service, 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830-7211; www.betchaim.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. at Savannah Court in Maitland. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505; www.congbetham.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 Meadowlane Ave., West Melbourne, 321-779-0740; Shabbat services , 1st & 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401S.R. 200, Ocala, 352-237-8277; bethisraelocala.org; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (R-C), 315 North 13th St., Leesburg, 352-326-3692; www.bethsholomflorida.org; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Consel:vative), Orange City congregation holds services at Social Hall of Our Lady of Lakes Church, 1310 Maximillian St., Deltona; 386-804-8283;www.mybeth- shalom.com; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174; www.mybnaitorah.com; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation of Reform Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr., Orlando; 407-645-0444; www.crjorlando.org: Shabbat services, 7 p.m. 1st Friday; 8 p.m., 2nd and 3rd Fridays; 6 p.m., 4th and 5th Fridays; Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Mateh Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321-768-6722. Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, 407-298-4650;. www.ohevshalom.org; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a,m.; Junior Congregation., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745; egrae@ hotmail.com; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at vari- ous private residences. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kis- simmee, 407-935 -0064; www.sbalomaleichem.com; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303 N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243- 5353; congregationsinai@cfl.rr.com; services: every Friday, 7:30 p.m.;. Healing Service, first Friday of the month, 7 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El (R), 579 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 386- 677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom (R), P.O. Box 031233, Winter Haven, 813- 324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386- 445-3006; Shabbat service, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333; www.mytbs.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 5:50 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Minyan, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Temple Beth Shalom (R), 1109 N.E. 8thAve., Ocala, 352-629-3587; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Torah study: Saturday, 10:00. a.m. Temple B'nai Darom (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 50 S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, 407-647-3055; www.tiflorida.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321- 631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave., Daytona Beach, 386- 252-3097; Shabbat service, 8 p:m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. New York Ave., DeLand, 386-736-1646; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800; www.newjewishcongrega- tion.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona, 386-789-2202; Shabbat service; 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556, www.templeshirshalom.org; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352- 735-4774; www.tcomd.org; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (0) Orthodox (Re) Reconstructionist