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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

February 4, 2020 9:49 am

Hamas Uses Humanitarian Programs to Support Terrorism

Israel's domestic intelligence agency, the Shin Bet, recently exposed a Hamas espionage ring operating in Israel. The ring is part of a wider and more...

February 3, 2020 7:52 am

Will Trump’s Peace Plan Lead to Major Violence? Unlikely.

As the region absorbs the details of the Trump administration’s peace plan to tackle the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the IDF took the preemptive step of...

November 15, 2019 10:08 am

Will Ceasefire Quench Palestinian Terrorists’ Lust for Revenge?

Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), Gaza's second largest armed faction, sustained a painful surprise blow on Tuesday when the Israeli Air Force (IAF) carried out a...

November 6, 2019 9:36 am

In the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Islamic Jihad Agitates for Violence - Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) -- the second-largest armed terror faction in Gaza after Hamas -- is agitating for violence, and is in fact...

November 4, 2019 7:06 am

Security Tasks Awaiting the Next Israeli Prime Minister

Whichever Israeli government ends up coming to power will be faced with a set of urgent security challenges that are coming from a range of...

November 1, 2019 2:26 pm

Syria Upheaval Opens New Door for Tehran’s Attack Plans

  The latest upheaval in northeast Syria caused by Turkey's invasion, and the division of the Syrian plunder among Turkey, the Assad regime, and Russia, presents...

October 6, 2019 6:15 am

Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities Underscores Iran’s Weapons Proliferation Threat

The September 14 Iranian attack on a key Saudi Arabian oil facility serves as a warning about the Islamic Republic's radical intentions -- and its...

September 12, 2019 6:19 am

Iran’s Radical Axis Intensifies Efforts to Build a War Machine Against Israel

A shadow war raging between the Iranian-led radical Shiite axis and Israel became quite public in recent weeks. This conflict is driven by Israel's determination...

August 14, 2019 6:26 am

Jerusalem Bomb Plot Underscores Ceaseless Hamas Terror Efforts

Israeli security forces recently uncovered a West Bank Hamas terror cell that was in the final stages of preparing a bomb attack in Jerusalem. The...

August 12, 2019 9:56 am

Israel Is Trying to Stop Iran in Syria

Israel’s shadow war in Syria is based on the strategic objective of convincing the Islamic Republic of Iran that its investment in a war machine...

July 28, 2019 5:45 am

Why Hezbollah Truly Threatens Israel

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah recently issued a new threat to Israel's cities and sensitive sites, boasting of his terror organization's ability to hit targets deep...

July 3, 2019 9:08 am

Iran Is Preparing a Worldwide Terror Network

An Iranian network of terrorist cells is spread out around the world, ready for activation at any time. And threats by the Islamic Republic to...

June 13, 2019 7:31 am

Alleged Israeli Strike a Reminder of Hezbollah’s Syrian Terror Operations

Hezbollah remains highly active in Syria, despite the fact that the civil war there is drawing down, and it is actively trying to turn the...

June 3, 2019 6:57 am

Is an Iran-Israel Escalation Likely?

The recent rise in military tensions in the Persian Gulf between the US and Iran introduces a heightened possibility that Iran will activate proxies against...


New Book Takes on Ilhan Omar, but Ends Up a Missed Opportunity

Review of "American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar and the Progressive-Islamist Takeover of the Democratic Party" by Benjamin Weingarten, Bombardier Books, 2020. Representative...

From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...


Australian Jewish Group Says Proposed Swastika Ban Doesn’t Go Far Eno...

The top Jewish organization in Australian state of Victoria expressed concern on Tuesday that a proposed ban on displaying the...


Health Ministry Advises Israelis to Avoid International Travel Due to Coron...

Following a situation assessment on Wednesday, Israel’s Health Ministry advised Israelis to avoid any unnecessary international travel due to the...

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