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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

October 4, 2020 5:02 am

Arrest Sheds New Light on Joint Hezbollah/Quds Force Terror Unit

Israel's intelligence community recently shed light on a terrorism unit that is jointly run by Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Iranian overseas Quds Force. A...

September 9, 2020 5:40 am

Israel Targets Hamas Financiers as Hamas Targets Israeli Civilians

Israeli officials seized millions of shekels last week that they said were designated for the Hamas terror organization, and targeted a number of entities that...

August 30, 2020 4:45 am

UAE-Israel Peace Deal Challenges Iranian, Muslim Brotherhood Camps

The peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel is an important boost to the formation of a strategic Middle Eastern alliance between...

August 12, 2020 5:19 am

IDF Budget Uncertainty Could Spell Trouble for Israel’s ‘Momentum’ Plan

The Israeli defense establishment is preparing for an attempt to secure a suitable defense budget, as well as a government commitment to underwrite "Momentum" --...

August 3, 2020 7:55 am

Hamas Prioritizing Naval Attack Force Build-Up

The naval division of Hamas' military wing is not often in the international headlines, despite being busy year-round with planning terrorist raids on Israel's coastline,...

July 5, 2020 2:38 am

Hamas Takes Opportunistic View of Potential Annexation

Hamas has sent threatening yet vague messages in recent weeks about what might happen if the Israeli government annexes some West Bank settlements. Hamas spokesman Abu...

June 14, 2020 6:04 am

Iran Trying to Return to ‘Business as Usual’ in Syria

When reports surface of Israeli air strikes on targets in Syria, that's usually a sign that Iran has once again been caught trying to turn...

April 21, 2020 6:22 am

Despite Coronavirus, Hezbollah Is Still a Dangerous Threat to Israel

The coronavirus pandemic has turned into a serious challenge for the Iran-backed Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah, placing the world's most heavily armed non-state armed group...

March 27, 2020 10:06 am

Has Syria Reactivated Its Chemical Weapons Program?

According to Yediot Ahronot, one of the targets hit by Israeli airstrikes in central Syria in early March is believed to have been a chemical weapons...

March 25, 2020 7:59 am

Coronavirus Delivers Another Devastating Blow to the Iranian Regime

The coronavirus pandemic has hit Iran hard, and not only on the health front. The virus has delivered the latest in a succession of blows...

March 23, 2020 6:58 am

The IDF’s Momentum Plan Aims to Create a New Type of War Machine

One of the most remarkable aspects of the IDF’s new multi-year Momentum program is its revised definition of victory. To reflect the reality of complex combat...

March 2, 2020 7:30 am

Iran Works to Overcome Losing Soleimani

The US drone strike killing of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani on January 3 has the real potential to dent Iran's malign activity in...

February 28, 2020 12:14 pm

Hamas Fails to Stop Palestinian Islamic Jihad

For months, the Israeli government has pursued the objective of trying to stabilize the Gaza Strip. It tried to reach new truce understandings with Hamas...

February 4, 2020 9:49 am

Hamas Uses Humanitarian Programs to Support Terrorism

Israel's domestic intelligence agency, the Shin Bet, recently exposed a Hamas espionage ring operating in Israel. The ring is part of a wider and more...


Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...


Jews Want ‘Decisive Action’ From Police After Violent Assault o...

Two Jewish teenagers were assaulted last weekend in the central Ukrainian city of Uman. The incident took place on Saturday night...


IDF Strikes Pro-Iran Militia in Syria: Reports

i24 News - The IDF shelled a pro-Iran militia headquarters in the village of Al-Hurriyah, in Syria's Quneitra governate, the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said early Wednesday. No one...

Middle East

Iraqi Leader Battles Pressure From Friends and Foes in Security Crackdown

It was a series of intercepted phone calls on a tense night in June that made Iraq’s new prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, fully realize how few friends he had. During one...

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