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avatar Yaakov Lappin
Yaakov Lappin is the Jerusalem Post's military and national security affairs correspondent, and author of The Virtual Caliphate (Potomac Books), which proposes that jihadis on the internet have established a virtual Islamist state.

ARTICLES BY: Yaakov Lappin


August 3, 2017 3:14 pm
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How Palestinians and Arabs Incited the Temple Mount Violence

The crisis between Israel and the Palestinians that raged in recent weeks over the Temple Mount holy site in Jerusalem has died down, but the violence provides important...

July 19, 2017 4:08 pm
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Thanks to Russia, Iran’s Lebanese Missile Factories in ‘New and Very Dangerous Phase’

Newly-built Iranian missile factories in Lebanon can produce powerful weapons for Hezbollah -- and are part of a wider trend that could set the region...

June 21, 2017 11:41 am
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Iran Missile Strike Escalates War Between Radical Shiites and Sunnis in Middle East

Iran's recent missile attack on ISIS targets in eastern Syria represents another escalation in the ongoing war between radical Shiites and jihadist Sunnis across the Middle East. Iran,...

June 8, 2017 3:49 pm
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Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Iran’s ‘Preferred Proxy,’ Arming in Gaza

Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the second largest terrorist army in Gaza, recently issued a video threat stating its willingness to end the three-year truce currently in place with...

May 22, 2017 3:19 pm
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Banned Islamist Movement Plotted New Attacks on Israelis

The recent arrests of several Islamic Movement members for plotting terror attacks against Israeli soldiers show that the group continues to operate despite being outlawed...

May 3, 2017 11:54 am
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Hamas Wants Quiet as It Prepares for Next Assault on Israel

Strategically, Hamas remains as committed as ever to destroying Israel and toppling the Fatah-run Palestinian Authority. Tactically, however, Hamas is exhibiting pragmatism, and won't rush...

March 20, 2017 6:28 am
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In-House Hezbollah Missile Factories Could Add to Massive Arms Buildup

If accurate, a recent report stating that Iran had constructed underground missile factories for Hezbollah in Lebanon would indicate a disturbing boost in the Shiite terror organization's...

March 14, 2017 8:09 am
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Israel Targets Palestinian Gun Manufacturers

At first glance, the bridal shop in the Palestinian city of Nablus appeared innocuous. But behind the scenes, Israeli intelligence officials says, the store served...

February 20, 2017 7:15 am
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New Hamas Leader Is a Vicious Killer

The election of Yahya Sinwar to lead Hamas in Gaza represents the completion of a lengthy takeover by Hamas' military wing at the expense of its political...

February 8, 2017 7:17 am
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Sunni States’ Military Spending Sprees Could Benefit Radical Islamists

Faced with an array of developing threats to their stability and survival, Sunni Arab states have gone on an unprecedented military spending spree, buying up...

January 12, 2017 8:20 am
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Hamas and ISIS Affiliates See Opportunity in Terror Truck Attack

Hamas has launched a public relations campaign in recent days, aimed at capitalizing on a deadly truck attack in Jerusalem on Sunday that killed four Israeli soldiers. Hamas' media campaign...

December 19, 2016 7:45 am
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Aleppo’s Fall Cements the Radical Shiite Axis

Recent  gains by the pro-Assad alliance in Aleppo signal the rise of an emboldened, Iranian-led radical Shiite axis. And the more that this axis gains...

December 2, 2016 1:16 am
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Israel Disrupts Palestinian Islamic Jihad Terror Plot

Israeli security forces led by the Shin Bet have uncovered a recruitment drive by Palestinian Islamic Jihad operatives located in Pakistan, the Investigative Project on...

November 23, 2016 7:35 am
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Sporadic Attacks Reveal Fragility of Israel-PA Security Cooperation

A spate of terrorist attacks involving Palestinian Authority (PA) security personnel attacking Israelis is placing a strain on the discreet security cooperation between the Israel Defense...

Culture

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Israeli Movie ‘Foxtrot’ Wins Second Place Prize at Venice Film Festival

JNS.org - The Israeli film “Foxtrot” won the second-place Grand Jury Prize at the...

Features

Iran Dramatically Increases Funding to Hezbollah in Wake of Nuclear Deal

Iran has drastically increased financial support for its Lebanese-based terrorist proxy Hezbollah since the Iran...

Group Offers US Business Students Real-Life Opportunities With Israeli Companies

JNS.org - Some 175 college students with the TAMID Group recently attended the organization’s...

Israel’s Efforts to Engage Arab World Achieve Results

JNS.org - Galvanized by the common threats of Iran and Islamic extremism, Israel and Sunni Arab states have seen an unexpected warming of relations in...

World

‘I Am a Jew,’ Czech President Milos Zeman Tells Algemeiner Gala

More than 600 guests at The Algemeiner's annual gala in New York City on Monday night sat enthralled by a speech from Czech President Miloš Zeman, in which he talked of his love...

Israel

Israel’s Southern Wall Proves 100 Percent Effective in Preventing Infiltr...

JNS.org - Not a single infiltration from the Sinai Peninsula into Israel was recorded over the past 12 months, Israel’s Population...

Middle East

Egypt Expert: Public Netanyahu-Sisi Meeting Likely Meant to Signal a Furthe...

Monday’s public sit-down in New York City between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was...

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