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Yaakov Lappin is a research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. He specializes in Israel’s defense establishment, military affairs, and the Middle Eastern strategic environment.

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October 12, 2021 9:23 am

Israel Aerospace Industries Puts Latest Unmanned Battle Vehicle on Display in Washington - In the coming days, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will display a new autonomous combat vehicle at a landmark American defense exhibition. The Rex MK...

October 8, 2021 9:51 am

New Rifle Computer Systems Extend AI Revolution to Infantry Soldiers - The Israeli defense company Elbit unveiled a new artificial-intelligence-powered system last month to transform assault rifles into digital combat machines that are far...

August 9, 2021 9:02 am

Iran ‘Working Systematically to Build Serious Cyber Attack Capabilities’ - Recent revelations about Iranian cyber attack plots serve as the latest confirmation of how seriously Iran takes this arena, a leading Israeli cyber...

February 11, 2021 1:21 pm

Israel Addresses the COVID Concerns of Its Youngest Victims: Children - The IDF’s Home Front Command has many key duties when it comes to boosting the resilience and emergency preparedness of the Israeli civilian...

January 7, 2021 6:56 am

As It Hopes for a Long-Term Truce, Israel Prepares New Battle Doctrine for Gaza - In the final days of 2020, the IDF released its annual figures for the year, and the data revealed that the Gaza Strip...

December 21, 2020 5:45 am

In Hurricane-Ravaged Honduras, IDF Provides Hope and Needed Aid - Helping a Honduran village hit extremely hard by hurricanes to go from being almost empty to increasingly being refilled with its inhabitants was...

November 29, 2020 12:19 pm

Who Was Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the ‘Mysterious’ Nuclear Scientist Killed Outside of Tehran? - Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the senior Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated by a hit squad outside of Tehran on Friday, was being “reserved” by the Iranian...

November 18, 2020 5:21 am

The IDF Tests Its New Victory Concept for Possible Hezbollah Conflict, Among Others - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has tested out its new victory concept -- based on the ability to use network-centered warfare techniques to...

November 15, 2020 5:46 am

The IDF’s New Iran and Strategy Directorate Takes the Big Picture Approach - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recently formed the Strategy and Third Circle Directorate (a reference to countries in Israel’s third-circle periphery, with Iran...

October 28, 2020 4:42 am

Israeli and American Defense Establishments Agree on Accelerated Defense Deliveries - Days after Defense Minister Benny Gantz returned to Israel from the United States to hammer out a new procurement arrangement ahead of an...

October 22, 2020 5:23 am

A Look Into the IDF’s Mysterious New Elite Unit - In the summer of 2019, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) formed a completely new kind of elite unit, and many of the details...

October 6, 2020 6:00 am

IDF Expands Its Role in the Battle Against Coronavirus - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is significantly broadening its involvement in the national effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus in Israel....

October 1, 2020 5:36 am

German-Israeli Air Force Cooperation Sheds Light on the Future - A recent historic flyover by Israeli and German fighter jets of the Dachau concentration camp to mark the memory of victims of the...

September 13, 2020 3:44 am

An Insider’s Look at ‘Corona Hotels’ Operated by the IDF Home Front Command - As the Israeli cabinet weighs increasingly stringent steps to deal with the growing number of confirmed coronavirus cases, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)'s...


Former US Secretary of State Powell Dies of COVID-19 Complications

Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state and top military officer, died on Monday at the age of 84 due to complications from COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated,...


Israel Marks 26 Years Since Assassination of Former PM Rabin

i24 News - On Monday, Israel will mark 26 years since former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by an extremist Jewish Israeli. An annual ceremony named “Ner Yitzhak” (Yitzhak’s candle)...

Middle East

EU’s Borrell ‘Optimistic’ About Possible New Iran Talks

The European Union's top diplomat Josep Borrell said on Monday he hoped EU and Iranian diplomats would meet soon to discuss a potential return to nuclear talks but declined to...

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