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ARTICLES BY: Yaakov Lappin / JNS.org

May 17, 2017 12:11 pm

Israel Braces for Its Latest Battlefront: The Sea

JNS.org - Amid a quiet, yet massive arms race between Israel and Hezbollah, both sides are preparing for the possibility of a war branching out to...

April 30, 2017 11:06 am

How an Islamic State Hotbed Grew on Israel’s Egyptian Border

JNS.org - Despite repeated warnings from Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau to stay away from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, a hardcore group of resolute Israeli tourists planned to go...

April 14, 2017 12:20 pm

Radical Iran-led Axis Finally Meets US Resistance

The conflict in Syria has long ceased being a civil war; rather, it has become a clash between coalitions and opposing blocs battling for control of the...

April 4, 2017 12:51 pm

Navigating High-Stakes Chess Between Israel, Russia and Syria

JNS.org - Just a single day had passed since Israel’s new ambassador to Russia, Gary Koren, presented his credentials to President Vladimir Putin before Koren was called...

March 20, 2017 6:40 am

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But the Lebanese Shia terrorist organization...

March 8, 2017 8:14 am

The Israeli Army Prepares to Fight More Powerful Enemies

JNS.org - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has significantly stepped up the scope and frequency of its combat training, as sub-state jihadist enemies around Israel build up their...

February 17, 2017 2:59 am

With Israel on the Sidelines, Hamas and ISIS Fight in Gaza

JNS.org - Terrorists affiliated with ISIS are challenging Hamas' rule in the Gaza Strip and trying to topple the regime there, which they accuse of being un-Islamic and...

February 3, 2017 5:50 am

The US and Israel Now Both Oppose the Iran Deal, But Are Unsure How to Fix It

JNS.org - A year and a half after it was signed, the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is in doubt. Before being elected last November, President...

January 23, 2017 8:05 am

Syrian Opposition Figures Share Their Vision With Israelis, Defy Arab Protesters

JNS.org - “You are living in a paradise in comparison to the Syrian people. Shame on you. We are being killed,” said Issam Zeitoun, who lives...

January 8, 2017 7:05 am

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing submarine fleet conducts missions that are shrouded in secrecy, and considered essential...


Banned Islamist Movement Plotted New Attacks on Israelis

The recent arrests of several Islamic Movement members for plotting terror attacks against Israeli soldiers show that the group continues...

Amid Airtight Security, Trump Visit Brings Hope to the Middle East

JNS.org - In Jerusalem on Sunday night, as the city prepared to mark...

Some American Backers of Hebrew University Troubled by ‘Hatikvah’ Cancellation

JNS.org - Some prominent American supporters of Hebrew University of Jerusalem are criticizing the...


Nineteen Murdered, More than 50 Injured, as Terror Bomb Rips Through Pop Co...

Nineteen people were killed and more than 50 injured after a terrorist bomb ripped through a pop concert in the English city...


Netanyahu Lauds Trump for ‘Reassertion of American Leadership in the ...

After their meeting in Jerusalem on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked US President Donald Trump for his “reassertion...

Middle East

ISIS Test Chemical Weapons on ‘Human Guinea Pigs,’ Secret Docum...

ISIS are conducting chemical weapons experiments on "human guinea pigs" before launching attacks on Western targets, according to secret documents. The...