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ARTICLES BY: Yaakov Lappin / JNS.org


December 7, 2017 12:39 pm
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Israel’s Iron Dome System Goes Naval

JNS.org - The Israeli Navy has a new tool at its disposal to defend the country’s offshore gas rigs in the Mediterranean Sea, which are under...

December 1, 2017 12:03 pm
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Israeli and NATO Navies Ramp Up Working Relationship

JNS.org - On a mid-November Friday night at a Greek naval base, dozens of officers and sailors from several countries gathered around a large dinner table...

November 28, 2017 2:00 pm
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Israel’s New Underground Wall Is Latest Round in ‘Competition’ with Gaza Terrorists

JNS.org - Within two years, a deep underground wall, equipped with advanced sensors, will cut through Hamas’s ability to tunnel into Israel. That will lead southern Israeli...

November 24, 2017 3:59 pm
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Big Data and Robots Are Part of the IDF’s ‘New World’ of Warfare

JNS.org - United by a common need to analyze huge quantities of streaming data, and to recognize the key information contained within all of it,...

November 21, 2017 5:18 pm
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NATO States and Israel Share Urban Warfare Insights

JNS.org - Representatives from 12 NATO countries recently visited Israel to take part in a first-of-its-kind conference on the challenges of urban warfare and combat...

November 14, 2017 1:16 pm
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Air Forces From Around the World Train in Israel’s ‘Intensive Playground’

JNS.org - At the Ovda Air Base in southern Israel, fighter jets from different countries line up on the desert runways, waiting for the signal from...

November 3, 2017 1:08 pm
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Latest Terror Tunnel Discovery Spotlights the ‘Real Proxy of Iran’ in Gaza

JNS.org - When it comes to terrorism emanating from the Gaza Strip, most public attention usually focuses on Hamas, the group that rules the coastal enclave....

November 2, 2017 10:11 am
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Natural Disaster Drill Makes for Seemingly Unnatural Middle East Cooperation

JNS.org - When the words Israel, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Jordan appear in the same sentence, the story usually involves security or diplomatic developments in...

October 30, 2017 3:02 pm
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The Islamic State in Egypt — and at Israel’s Doorstep

JNS.org - Over the last several months, Islamic State has seen its self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria evaporate at the hands of a US-backed coalition. With...

October 16, 2017 3:40 pm
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Artificial Intelligence Shapes the IDF in Ways Never Imagined

JNS.org - In pop culture and science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is often portrayed as a threat to humanity. But in the real world, AI's many...

October 4, 2017 10:31 am
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Har Adar Terror Attack Is a Reminder of Israel’s Fragile, Dynamic Security Landscape

JNS.org - The recent terror attack that killed three Israelis in Har Adar is a reminder of the fragile security situation across Israel, Judea and Samaria, and Gaza. Most...

September 26, 2017 12:14 pm
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Building on ‘Strong’ Bond, US Opens First-Ever Permanent Military Base in Israel

JNS.org - Amid Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration that the US-Israel alliance has “never been stronger,” the two countries recently made history by opening of...

September 1, 2017 11:32 am
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As Iran Expands Military Influence in Syria, Israel Puts World on Notice

JNS.org - Iran is expanding into Syria, converting the country into a military and weapons base -- filling it with heavily armed Shia proxy forces, and...

August 13, 2017 12:28 pm
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As Israel Faces Growing Threat From Enemy Drones, Science Fiction Comes to Life

JNS.org - A quadcopter from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel earlier this month, and the IDF released a short message, saying that a unit...

Culture

BBC Follows Blind British Backpacker as He Visits Israel’s Western Wall

Cameras from a BBC travel series followed a blind British backpacker who is on...

‘Bachelor’ Star Has Jewish Wedding at Synagogue in Texas

A "Bachelor" alum had a traditional Jewish wedding in Houston, Texas on Sunday. Reality television star...

France’s Greatest Composer — Georges Bizet — Was Jewish

Few operas are performed more than Georges Bizet’s Carmen; none are better loved. It...

Features

Trump, Often Polarizing, Draws Broad Jewish and Christian Support on Jerusalem

JNS.org - It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues...

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Bringing US Policy ‘Back to Reality’

JNS.org - President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on...

Israel’s Iron Dome System Goes Naval

JNS.org - The Israeli Navy has a new tool at its disposal to defend the country’s offshore gas rigs in the...

World

Swedish PM Condemns Attempted Arson Attack at Synagogue as Three Arrested

Three people were arrested early on Sunday after an attempted arson attack at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, prosecutors said. There were no reports of injuries and the...

Israel

Israel Destroys ‘Significant’ Cross-Border Terror Tunnel From G...

Israeli forces on Sunday destroyed a "significant" cross-border attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip, which the military said was being...

Middle East

Iraq Holds Military Parade Celebrating Final Victory Over Islamic State

An Iraqi military parade celebrating final victory over Islamic State is underway in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters on Sunday. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared...

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