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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


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...

November 15, 2016 7:09 am
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Hamas’ Funding Sources Are Drying Up

Hamas in Gaza is facing an acute financial crisis, as its overseas cash sources are drying up. This is forcing the Islamist regime and its...

September 29, 2016 7:09 am
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As ISIS Loses Territory, Fighters Likely to Bring Jihad Home to Mideast

ISIS is steadily losing ground, personnel and financial assets in Syria and Iraq. Growing numbers of frustrated jihadists are fleeing the "caliphate," or are unable...

August 7, 2016 11:58 pm
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Israel’s Latest Weapon Against Lone Terrorists: Big Data Analytics

European security and intelligence agencies are scrambling to regroup and reorganize following a steady, growing flow of jihadist atrocities. They have a steep learning curve...

July 10, 2016 5:11 am
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Israel Tries Area-Based Response to Palestinian Terror Wave

New Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman had the briefest of honeymoon periods after taking up his position at the end of May. Within a couple of...

Features

Why Aren’t Muslim Countries Helping the Palestinians?

JNS.org - Why aren’t Muslim countries leading givers to the Palestinian cause? That question has renewed relevance after a United Nations agency’s...

Democrats, Jewish Groups and Trump Protest Palestinian Terror Payments

JNS.org - Prominent Democrats and major US Jewish organizations are joining President Donald Trump and...

Israel’s First-Ever Malt Whisky to Go on Sale in June

JNS.org - The Tel Aviv-based Milk & Honey Distillery (M&H) recently unveiled its first-ever malt whisky on World Whisky Day (May...

World

Manchester Attack: Hunt for Possible 2nd Bomb Under Way

Investigators have uncovered signs the suicide bomber at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester may have made a second explosive device that's still missing, local media reported Friday. The suspicion of...

Israel

UN, Norwegian Government, Distance Themselves From Palestinian Youth Center...

The United Nations and the Norwegian government have moved swiftly to distance themselves from a Palestinian youth center named after...

Middle East

UN Warns of ‘Walking Into Another Gaza Crisis With Eyes Wide OpenR...

The United Nations Middle East envoy warned the Security Council on Friday that a power struggle between the rival Palestinian...

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