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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 17, 2012 PAGE 17A Attack From page 1A Egypt agreed to leave the Sinai mostly demilitarized, with specific restrictions on the number of troops and type of weaponry al- lowed there. Israel agreed to ease those restrictions in January 2011 after pro- tests against then-President Hosni Mubarak intensified and attacks began on the gas pipeline between Egypt and Israel. Since Mubarak's fall, the Sinai has become increas- ingly lawless, with multiple bombings of the Egypt- Israel gas pipeline before Egypt halted gas delivery earlier this year; stepped up smuggling between Egypt and Hamas-controlled Gaza; and terrorist attacks launched against Israel from the Sinai. African migrants . from Sudan, Eritrea and elsewhere also have used the Sinai as a base for sneaking into Israel. Last week's assault was the deadliest incident along the border since Mubarak's fall, although an attack last summer left eight Israelis dead in Eilat. Aside from the Egyptian soldiers killed in the Aug. 5 attack at the Rafah security checkpoint, several Egyptian soldiers may have been kidnapped by the terrorists, according to reports. Barak identified the attackers as members of the Global Jihadi terrorist group. After killing the Egyp- tians, attackers used two vehicles to cross the border into Israel at the Kerem Shalom checkpoint. Israeli helicopters responded, kill- ing the terrorists. At least six were wearing suicide vests,, according to the Is- rael Defense Forces. Israeli intelligence had informa- tion onthe planned attack, enabling the military to have helicopters in the area to strike the terrorists, an IDF spokesman said Aug. 6. Israel shared its intelligence with Egypt in advance of the attack, according to reports. "I think that it is clear that Israel and Egypt have a com- mon interest in maintain- ing a quiet border," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Aug. 6 while touring the site of the previ- ous day's attack. "However, as has been made clear on numerous occasions, when it comes to the security of the citizens of Israel, the State of Israel must and can rely only on itself." The border crossing was reopened Aug. 7. Israel's Foreign Ministry issued a condolence mes- sage to Egypt on the deaths of its troops. The message pointed out that the attack "aimed at shattering the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt." The message said, "Peace between the two countries has been, and still is, an interest common to both peoples; Israel will continue to act in a spirit of coopera- tion with Egypt in order to preserve this vital interest and ensure security and stability in the region." The attack came two days after Israeli authorities warned Israelis to return immediately from the Sinai, citing a terrorist threat. "From information at our disposal, it arises that terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip and addi- tional elements are actively planning to perpetrate ter- rorist attacks, especially abductions, against Israeli tourists in Sinai in the im- mediate term," said a warn- ing issued by the National Security Council Counter- Terrorism Bureau. The following day, the U.S. Embassy in Israel called on American citizens to "take precautions" in traveling to the Sinai. The embassy's security message pointed out that there have been multiple kidnappings in the Sinai of U.S. citizens in the past four years, and that kidnappings of foreign tourists in the Sinai have increased since January. In mid-June, terrorists infiltrated Israel fl:om Egypt and killed an Israeli contrac- tor in a border attack. Israel began construction last year to complete its bor- der fence with Egypt, both to halt the infiltration of illegal migrants and to prevent at- tacks. The fence will include barbed wire, cameras and motion detectors, and is set to be completed by the end of the year. "There is no doubt that if they had entered a town here or an army base by surprise, they could have caused very serious dam- age," Barak said Aug. 6 aL the site of the attack. "This will not be the last time that we come across attempts to harm us." Glatt From page 1A but can have its challenges. Meals at some parks must often be ordered in advance, and can often mean mi- crowaved frozen entrees. Families must leave and re-enter theme parks to get to therhandful of kosher establishments that service the area, as the parks do not want to keep vendors on premises that close on Shabbat and on holidays. Disney does have kosher meals available at a number of its Quick Service facili- ties, and can accommodate kosher requests at other restaurants with advanced notice. Most Orlando area luxury hotels meet the needs of kosher travelers through advanced requests, caterers and restaurant de- livery. Depending on where one stays, these delivery su.rcharges can make for hefty food bills--and there is no magic wand to elimi- nate them. The World Gate Hotel has ambitious plans: 480 rooms: a kosher wine cellar to be built by none other than Baron Herzog, a wine guru; a synagogue on prem- ises, which will offer not only daily minyanim but full services for holidays; a Jewish library; daycare; a wide variety of programs and sports for children and teens (the hotel rests-on thousands of square acres and sports fields are being Angela and Justin Cohen created); and an assortment of banquet halls to accom- modate kosher functions such as conventions, meet- ings and weddings. Shuttle services will be available to and from Disney World and Universal Studios. One crowd World Gate hopes to court is the yeshiva winter break crowd. Dur- ing the last two weeks of January arid the first Week of February, thousands of yeshiva students take much-needed breaks from their rigorous studies.What better tonics to trigonom, etry and Talmud in the cold than Potter and Pooh in the tropics? During those weeks, Angela and Justin aim to turn the kosher din- ing rooms into buffets. "When hungry teens come back to a hotel after a long day of waiting in lines, walking and rides, the last thing they want is to have to do is sit down ant patiently order a meal and wait some more," Just!n observed. "We'll have ample and delicious choices hot and ready, in both kosher restaurants, where young people can refuel in style." The hotel is looking into providing separate men's and women's swim times as well. Cohen seems vetted for the project. He grew up the son of Orlando kosher res- taurant owners. "Amira's," in Altamonte Springs, pro- vided ko'sher meals to Disney until 2009. He has grown familiar with the laws of kashrut through his own kosher deli. "Kosher travel- ers often have to work extra hard to make their trips to Orlando successful ones." Cohen said. "This will make for one-stop-shop travel for an observant tourist." He added, "You come to Orlando to relax; not to work." Radio From page 1A Fulwider, the president of The Interfaith Council of Central Florida and a minister for more than 25 years. The imam is Muham- mad Musri, senior imam of the Islamic Society of Central Florida. The three have been friends for over a decade and have been doing interfaith dialogues on hot topics for years. The radio show began as a topic of casual con- versation: "we should look at doing a radio show together," said Engel at one of their regular lunch get-togethers. A meeting was then held at WMFE radio early in 2011 with the station president and CEO, Jos Fajardo, and program director, Patrick Dalton, who after hearing the concept for the show said, "bring us a 30 minute pilot, and we'll see." In the fall of 2011 the pilot show for "Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys" was de- livered to WMFE and the response was great. The first full hour show aired on Central Florida's home for NPR on April 1, 2012 (no joke)! Friends Talking Faith is a conversation with three clergy from different faith traditions sitting down to talk together about important things from the perspectives of the different religions they represent. They some- times agree and some- times disagree and a bit of humor is weaved in among the serious topics. The Three Wise Guys believe - in fact, they know--that the vast majority of people from varying religious backgrounds, want intel- ligent, discerning and discussion about how religion relates to the various aspects of our lives and our world. They already have a fol- lowing on the show, on theirwebsite and on their Facebook page and on Twitter. The show is one of many projects to put Central Florida on the map as "the" place for interfaith dialogue. Attorney Tom Olsen Host of Olsen on Law Radio Show for 26 years Saturdays at 11 a.m. on FM 96.5 WDBO OlsenLaw Partners, LLP Orlando, FL Caring for you in your home or facility part-t/me or 24 hours 7 days a week. We always provide a C.N.A. Laundry Range of Motion Exercises Walking Assistance Companion Services Light housekeeping Meal prep and clean-up- Medication Reminders Errands& Transportation Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Bathing/Transferring/Toileting Get 10 hours of care FREE/ Carl us TODAY for details...