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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


February 20, 2019 9:19 am
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Will Trump’s Withdrawal from Syria Endanger the Region and Israel’s Security?

JNS.org - A decision by Donald Trump to pull some 2,000 American special force troops from eastern Syria will provide a boost to Russia and...

February 6, 2019 10:07 am
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Dangers of a Mideast Nuclear Arms Race Cast a Long Shadow

JNS.org - The danger of a Middle Eastern nuclear arms race in the near future is casting a shadow over the long-term future of a...

January 21, 2019 7:47 am
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An Israel Strike in Syria in Broad Daylight — and a Dangerous Reply

JNS.org - Sunday’s air strike on targets in Syria, purportedly carried out by Israel, was unusual for a number of reasons. First, it occurred in broad...

December 10, 2018 8:25 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Culture

Patriots Owner Kraft Apologizes in First Statement Since Charges

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft apologized on Saturday in his first public statement since he was charged for soliciting...

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Give Hamentashen to White House Reporters for Purim

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner gave hamentashen to White House reporters on Wednesday for...

Israel’s Other Founding Fathers and a Vanquished World

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019). “Time...

Features

Albert Einstein’s Brilliance, Humor, and Literal Connection to Israel

JNS.org - One thing is for sure: While the writing on the pages...

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

World

Brexit Up in the Air as May Faces Possible Plot, Parliament Tries to Grab C...

The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union was in disarray on Sunday as Prime Minister Theresa May faced a...

Israel

Heads of State: Honduras to Open Diplomatic Mission in Jerusalem, Romania t...

The prime minister of Romania announced on Sunday that her country will move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, while the...

Middle East

Islamic State ‘Caliphate’ Defeated, Yet Threat Persists

US-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State's last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed "caliphate," but the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper cells...

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