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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


May 23, 2019 6:05 am
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Remembering a Military Photographer — and a Forgotten Israeli Hero

JNS.org - On Israel’s Memorial Day earlier this month, the family and friends of Itay Steinberger, who was 21 years old when he was killed...

April 4, 2019 8:51 am
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How Putin Plays Israel and Iran Against Each Other in Syria

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin have been engaged in a flurry of discussions recently, at least some of...

March 24, 2019 2:00 pm
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IDF Investigator Vows to Leave No Deceased Soldier Behind

JNS.org - Four decades after they vanished without a trace in the battles of Israel’s War of Independence, Maj. (res.) Sharon Maayan, a researcher in...

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,...

Features

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses

JNS.org - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...

In an Era of BDS, Kids Connect to Israel at Summer Camp

JNS.org - Aviva Weinstein fell in love with Israel thousands of miles from the Jewish homeland -- at Camp Ramah...

An Incredible Auschwitz Exhibit and Experience Comes to New York

  JNS.org - A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled...

World

Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Complains About Current US Lunar Ability

When President Donald Trump asked Buzz Aldrin, the second man to ever walk on the moon, what he thought about the United States' current ability to operate in space 50...

Israel

More Than 6,000 Palestinians Riot on Israel-Gaza Border, as Hamas-Orchestra...

More than 6,000 Palestinians rioted on the Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday, throwing rocks, firebombs and explosive devices at IDF...

Middle East

UK Calls Seizure of Ship a ‘Hostile Act’; Iran Releases Video o...

Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" on Saturday, rejecting...

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