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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.

ARTICLES BY: Yaakov Lappin / JNS.org

December 10, 2018 8:25 am

Through Rapid Raids, IDF’s Special Forces Will Play Critical Role in Any Hezbollah War

JNS.org - At the end of November, the Israeli military’s Commando Brigade held a secretive war exercise, which sheds light on how Israel is preparing...

November 19, 2018 11:35 am

IDF Enlistment Officer Has ‘Moving Encounters’ with North American Jewish Youths

JNS.org - “That was a real wow for me,” said Lt.-Col. Tzachi Revivo, deputy commander of the Meitav recruitment unit of the Israel Defense Forces...

November 13, 2018 10:12 am

Hamas ‘Raises the Stakes’ with Mass Rocket Assault on Israel

JNS.org - Hamas and other armed Gazan factions launched a widespread rocket and mortar assault on southern Israel as evening descended on Monday, in an assault...

November 8, 2018 9:32 am

New IDF Chief of Staff Takes Charge Facing an Explosive Region

JNS.org -  The recent appointment of Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi as the next Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) means that the Israeli...

October 21, 2018 8:51 am

New Palestinian Islamic Jihad Leader ‘Will Seek to Satisfy Iran’

JNS.org - Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the second-largest armed terrorist faction in the Gaza Strip, announced at the end of last month that it had...

October 18, 2018 8:48 am

Israel Must Make a Decision on Gaza — Now

JNS.org - Events in Gaza are moving quickly, and Israel has now reached a critical fork in the road with two main paths: a significant military...

October 8, 2018 10:57 am

Israel’s War Readiness: Prepped as Never Before

JNS.org - A recent report by the Israeli military’s ombudsman fiercely criticized the IDF’s war readiness. It’s a criticism that has touched a nerve among senior military command...

October 4, 2018 1:34 pm

After Exposure of Beirut Missile Sites, Hezbollah and Lebanon Launch Damage Control

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision last week at the UN General Assembly to reveal the location of secret missile sites in Beirut,...

September 12, 2018 1:28 pm

Iran Is Smuggling Weapons Through Lebanon, and Israel Must Respond

JNS.org - A recent report by Fox News stated that Iran has begun using civilian flights to Beirut international airport for the trafficking of weapons to Hezbollah. This report,...

September 5, 2018 10:20 am

The IDF’s Latest Innovation in Combat Tactics

JNS.org - The IDF recently held a large-scale war drill in the northern part of the country, in which military commanders got a chance to...

August 29, 2018 8:15 am

IDF Ground Forces Acquire More Precise Rocket Firepower

JNS.org - A recent deal for the purchase of hundreds of millions of shekels worth of guided rockets for the IDF is a forward-looking step...

August 13, 2018 9:00 am

Hamas Is Taking the Region to the Brink of War

JNS.org - The security escalation in southern Israel and the Gaza Strip shows that Hamas is prepared to take the region to the brink of war,...

August 9, 2018 2:17 pm

Why a Hamas-Israel Truce Won’t Work

JNS.org - Intensive efforts are underway to reach a long-term, comprehensive truce arrangement between Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Israel. Former members of the...

August 7, 2018 8:54 am

Israeli Hospitals Drill the Transition from ‘Routine to War’

JNS.org - Under the expert guidance of IDF Home Front Command, Israeli hospitals across the country are shoring up their ability to shift into war...


Edelman Cleats in Memory of Pittsburgh Shooting Victims Sell for $10,000

JNS.org - Specialized cleats worn by New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman...

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft to be Awarded ‘Jewish Nobel’

JNS.org - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be awarded what Time magazine has dubbed the “Jewish Nobel:” the Genesis Prize, one...


Places to Visit in Israel If You Really Want to Learn Its History

Are you or a family member traveling to Israel in 2019? Are you looking for something more than the average...

In New Initiative, Yad Vashem Tackles 21st Century Antisemitism

JNS.org - It is American teachers like Lori Fulton who, with their commitment to Holocaust education, are poised to be...

With Synagogue Membership Dwindling, Musician Looks to Show Meaning with Music

Joey Weisenberg may not look like a rock star. But staring at the...


Changing of the Guard at the IDF: New Chief of Staff Kochavi Officially Ass...

New IDF chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, officially entered the role on Tuesday at an installation ceremony at the...

Middle East

Iran Satellite Launch, Which US Warned Against, Fails

Iran's bid to put a satellite into orbit, in defiance of US warnings, failed on Tuesday after the rocket carrying it did not reach escape velocity, as the country's telecoms...