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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

February 17, 2019 8:50 am

Hamas’ Terror Recruiters Rely on a Mix of Old and New Media

Coded messages on a satellite television station and Facebook are some of the tools that Hamas has been using to plot a series of terrorist...

February 4, 2019 8:49 am

Israel’s Red Lines in Lebanon and Syria

The “War Between Wars” is an ongoing Israeli military and intelligence effort to disrupt the force build-up of the Iranian-Shiite axis throughout the Middle East....

January 31, 2019 10:48 am

Iran’s Violent Influence Threatens Israel and Its Arab Neighbors

Wherever violence and aggression flare up around Israel's borders, Iran or one of its proxies will likely be found. Iran's persistent subversion and promotion of...

January 22, 2019 8:18 am

New Report Sheds Light on Hamas’ Sinai Arms Smuggling

In recent years, Israel has waged a covert war against a large-scale Hamas effort to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip, a Hebrew-language media report...

January 1, 2019 11:36 am

In Syria, Iran Sees a New Opportunity to Build a War Machine

If the US pulls out of Syria, Iran likely will view President Donald Trump's decision as a green light to build a new war machine...

December 25, 2018 8:54 am

The Danger of Trump’s Withdrawal From Syria

In responding to President Trump’s surprise announcement of a withdrawal of all US forces from Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a brief statement...

December 23, 2018 8:20 am

Hamas’ West Bank Violence Targets Israel — and the Palestinian Authority

Hamas in Gaza wants to preserve its truce with Israel so that it can strengthen its Islamist regime and military wing. But when it comes to...

December 6, 2018 9:28 am

Israel and Russia Are on a Collision Course in Syria

The crisis in Russian-Israeli relations that followed the downing of a Russian aircraft in September lacks an exit strategy, and has resulted in significantly higher...

November 29, 2018 11:51 am

A Budding West Bank Hamas Cell Sought to Cause Major Bloodshed

Israel's Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency recently announced that it had broken up an extraordinarily dangerous secret terrorist network that Hamas was building in the...

November 9, 2018 10:04 am

Palestinian Islamic Jihad Rocket Assault Is a Reminder of Iran’s Long Reach

A rocket assault on southern Israel by an Iranian-backed Palestinian terrorist faction in the Gaza Strip is the latest reminder of Tehran's long reach -- and the...

October 25, 2018 7:35 am

Israel Keeps a Wary Eye on Iranian Entrenchment as Syrian Border Crossing Reopens

The recent reopening of a border crossing between Israel and Syria holds the hope of stability for Israel as the Syrian war draws to a...

September 21, 2018 7:53 am

Hezbollah’s Growing Partnership with Lebanon’s Army Provides Operational Cover

Hezbollah and Lebanon's official army -- the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) -- are increasingly cooperating with one another, Israeli military sources say, and this relationship...

September 17, 2018 11:01 am

How Feasible Is a Long-Term Truce with Hamas?

The prospect of a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas brings with it both risks and opportunities. While it remains far from clear that such...

September 3, 2018 1:04 pm

West Bank Power Struggle Could Be an Opportunity for a Hamas Coup

As Fatah party leaders who hope to succeed Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly arm themselves ahead of a looming power struggle, Fatah's arch...


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

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program? - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...


University of Essex Ratifies Jewish Society After Controversy, Suspends Lec...

The University of Essex on Friday announced the immediate establishment of a Jewish society that was previously voted against by...


Israeli Gunfire Kills Gaza Rioter at Border Demonstration

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager and wounded around 40 others at a protest attended by thousands on the Gaza Strip border on Friday, Gaza health officials said. Israel's military...

Middle East

Syria Kurds Evacuate Civilians From Islamic State Redoubt, Hail Trump Troop...

Kurdish-led forces in Syria said they would complete the evacuation of thousands of civilians from Islamic State's last redoubt in...