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ARTICLES BY: Yaakov Lappin / JNS.org


October 16, 2017 3:40 pm
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Artificial Intelligence Shapes the IDF in Ways Never Imagined

JNS.org - In pop culture and science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is often portrayed as a threat to humanity. But in the real world, AI's many...

October 4, 2017 10:31 am
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Har Adar Terror Attack Is a Reminder of Israel’s Fragile, Dynamic Security Landscape

JNS.org - The recent terror attack that killed three Israelis in Har Adar is a reminder of the fragile security situation across Israel, Judea and Samaria, and Gaza. Most...

September 26, 2017 12:14 pm
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Building on ‘Strong’ Bond, US Opens First-Ever Permanent Military Base in Israel

JNS.org - Amid Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration that the US-Israel alliance has “never been stronger,” the two countries recently made history by opening of...

September 1, 2017 11:32 am
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As Iran Expands Military Influence in Syria, Israel Puts World on Notice

JNS.org - Iran is expanding into Syria, converting the country into a military and weapons base -- filling it with heavily armed Shia proxy forces, and...

August 13, 2017 12:28 pm
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As Israel Faces Growing Threat From Enemy Drones, Science Fiction Comes to Life

JNS.org - A quadcopter from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel earlier this month, and the IDF released a short message, saying that a unit...

July 31, 2017 10:26 am
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IDF’s Counter-Terrorism Branch Prepares for ‘the Next War’

JNS.org - On Friday night July 21, Major Hanan (whose full name is withheld for security reasons) received word of a gruesome development. A knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist...

July 14, 2017 10:43 am
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How the Israeli Air Force Is Becoming Like Google and IBM

JNS.org - High up in a building at Israel’s military headquarters in Tel Aviv, a unique department is hard at work, bringing problem-solving techniques from the high-tech...

July 11, 2017 3:10 pm
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Iran, With Russian Help, Threatens Israel From Syria

JNS.org - With the help of its powerful allies, President Bashar al-Assad’s regime is gradually consolidating its grip over parts of Syria. The six-year Syrian conflict...

June 18, 2017 6:49 pm
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Big Data Is Preparing the IDF for 21st Century Combat

JNS.org - In the not too distant future, an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) battalion commander may stare out at the urban sprawl of a Gazan neighborhood....

May 30, 2017 12:45 pm
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Some Israeli Experts Say Trump’s Leak to Russia Won’t Affect US Defense Ties

JNS.org - Just as President Donald Trump was implementing his reset of US ties with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- who had a relatively turbulent relationship with the...

May 17, 2017 12:11 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Features

Experts Say Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Quest Will Persist, Despite US Moves

JNS.org - Iran is unlikely to halt its drive toward nuclear weapons and ballistic...

New French Jewish Leader Brings Hope of Change to UNESCO

JNS.org - The election of the first Jewish director-general of UNESCO -- French politician Audrey Azoulay -- is raising hopes that she might return the organization...

Israeli Program Helps Aspiring High-Tech Entrepreneurs

JNS.org - As a teenager, Asher Dale created a phone application called “Three Good Things -- A Happiness Journal.” The app sends...

World

Japanese Firm Finalizes Record-Setting $1.1 Billion Acquisition of Israel...

JNS.org - Following announcements in July that Japan’s Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC) would acquire the Israeli pharmaceutical company NeuroDerm for...

Middle East

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Pledge ‘Relentless Fight’ Aga...

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards on Thursday threatened a “relentless fight” against Israel, a day after the US urged the international...

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