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Yaakov Lappin is the Jerusalem Post's military and national security affairs correspondent, and author of The Virtual Caliphate (Potomac Books), which proposes that jihadis on the internet have established a virtual Islamist state.

ARTICLES BY: Yaakov Lappin

December 1, 2021 11:39 am

US Vote on Palestinian Refugees Raises Discomfort in Israel

The United States' vote to abstain last month on a draft United Nations resolution involving Palestinian refugees and their descendants set off discomfort in Israel...

November 15, 2021 12:36 pm

Allies Step Up Confrontation With Iran as US Looks to Scale Back From the Middle East

In recent months, the United States has sent unmistakable signals that, 20 years after 9/11, the era of its Middle East counter-terrorism mission is drawing...

November 5, 2021 12:43 pm

Hamas and Iran Join Forces to Encircle Israel

A senior Hamas delegation that visited Iran in October — and met with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei — is the latest sign of the close...

October 26, 2021 11:16 am

Israel’s Shadow War Delayed Iran’s Takeover of Syria — But Only for Now

Explosive drones likely launched by Iranian-backed militias recently targeted the Al-Tanf US airbase in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi and Jordanian borders. The strike appears...

October 20, 2021 12:19 pm

Palestinian Islamist Jihad Terrorists Aligning With Hamas’ Interests in Gaza — For Now

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror organization is often in the business of "jihad now, not later," an approach that has led to multiple deadly...

October 18, 2021 12:13 pm

How the IDF’s Counter-Terrorism Raids Keep the Palestinian Authority Afloat

Recent events in the West Bank have served as a reminder that there are certain places where the Palestinian Authority (PA) cannot move around freely,...

October 6, 2021 11:23 am

Hamas Is Building a Second Front Against Israel in Lebanon

In recent days, a senior Iranian military commander boasted that his country has built "six armies outside its borders that work for it." What the officer...

October 1, 2021 11:17 am

Iran’s New Interest in Nuclear Talks Is Nothing to Celebrate

Iran is signaling its willingness to return to talks with the P5+1 countries (the United States, China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, plus Germany) over...

August 27, 2021 1:31 pm

Hamas Escalates Again as It Plays the Long, Radical Game

Three months after the end of its May conflict with Israel, Hamas has returned to its familiar ways of constant attrition, violent extortion, and "controlled...

August 19, 2021 11:44 am

Afghanistan’s Fall Is a Message to US Allies

As the scenes of Afghanistan's fall to the Taliban continue to unfold following the US decision to withdraw its 2,500 remaining troops -- and the...

August 13, 2021 1:52 pm

Hamas’ Radical Ideology Runs Into the Grind of Daily Governance

Since taking control of the Gaza Strip through a violent coup in 2007, and expelling Fatah, Hamas has tried to be many things — a...

July 28, 2021 11:42 am

Israeli Innovation Is Vital as Terror Armies Become Better Armed

The chief of staff of the Israeli military, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, often describes the armed Islamist organizations situated on Israel's borders as "terror armies."...

July 20, 2021 11:19 am

Iran Is Using Raisi’s ‘Election’ to Pressure US to Rejoin the Nuclear Deal

The "election" of hardline Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi last month has raised concerns about future moves that the Islamic Republic's real decision-makers -- Supreme Leader...

July 2, 2021 11:14 am

After Guns Go Quiet, Hamas Works With Hezbollah and Iran to Learn Lessons for Next War

Over a month after the conflict between Israel and Hamas came to an end, a deceptive calm has taken hold, and a new, fateful learning...


University of Melbourne Student Union Endorses Boycott, Divestment Sanction...

The Student Union of University of Melbourne (UMSU) has passed a motion endorsing the boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) movement, drawing...


Israeli Army Shuts Down Hamas Attack Tunnel, Thwarting Cross-Border Infiltr...

The Israeli army announced on Monday that it exposed and shut down an attack underground tunnel dug by the Hamas...

Middle East

Suspect’s Father Refuses to Speak About Rushdie Attack: Lebanon Town...

The father of a man charged with attempting to murder novelist Salman Rushdie has locked himself in at his home...

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