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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


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...

August 13, 2018 9:00 am
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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
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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
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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...

July 24, 2018 11:59 am
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Israel’s Navy Visits French Counterpart for First Time in Decades, Conducts Joint Drills

JNS.org - In a sign of growing Mediterranean cooperation, two Israeli Navy missile ships paid a visit to France earlier this month, where they held...

July 8, 2018 11:52 am
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IDF Cyber Defenders Prepare Their Responses to the ‘Unknown Threat’

JNS.org - The Israel Defense Forces' cyber defenders are preparing to deal with future unknown threats that will not resemble the dangers known today, a senior...

Features

Trauma and Terror: The View From Israel’s South

The sound of crunching under my feet made me wince. Amidst the debris, lay the belongings of the residents of a four-story...

Antisemites to the Left of Me, Nazis to the Right: Stuck in the Middle With Jews

We enjoyed a wonderful 60-year run, we American Jews. The postwar boom of...

World

UN Palestinian Aid Agency Narrows Funding Gap After Trump Exit

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees has almost closed a funding gap caused by the loss of $300 million in US contributions, its chief said on Tuesday. The Trump administration pulled...

Israel

Israeli Cabinet to Vote on Amir Yaron for Central Bank Chief on Sunday

Israel's cabinet plans to vote on Sunday on the nomination of Amir Yaron for Bank of Israel governor, the Prime Minister's Office said on Thursday. Israeli-born Yaron, 54, a professor at the Wharton...

Middle East

US Envoy: Fight Against Islamic State in Last Syria Stronghold May End Soon

The Trump administration hopes that the US-backed fight against Islamic State in its last foothold in northeastern Syria will end within months, but American forces will remain to ensure the...

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