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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


December 6, 2018 9:28 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

August 14, 2018 7:12 am
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Israel’s Unsung Humanitarian Mission Saved Thousands of Syrian Lives

As the regime of Bashar al-Assad completes its takeover of southern Syria, Israel is winding down a humanitarian and medical operation that saved thousands of...

July 19, 2018 12:26 pm
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The Terrorist Semi-States of Hamas and Hezbollah

The terrorist threat that Israel faces is an unusual one because the terrorist organizations seeking to destroy it control their own territory, making them a...

July 15, 2018 11:36 am
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Israel’s Active Defense Campaign in Syria: The Next Phase

Tehran’s recent decision to attempt direct clashes with Israel resulted in a resounding defeat on May 10, when the IDF destroyed 50 Iranian military targets...

June 25, 2018 9:06 am
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Israel’s Deceptive Quiet

Earlier this month, Israel's domestic intelligence agency chief Nadav Argaman released sobering figures on the scale of the ongoing terrorist threat facing Israelis. The figures...

June 6, 2018 9:55 am
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Gaza’s Economy Is Hostage to PA-Hamas Rift as Israel, Egypt Weigh Easing Restrictions

In 2007, Hamas seized power in the Gaza Strip in a violent coup, overthrowing the Palestinian Authority and creating a rift between the two main...

May 28, 2018 7:14 am
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Israel’s Invisible Enemies

Radical sub-state actors are able to exercise full control of the territories that they govern, yet make themselves almost invisible when they choose to do...

May 16, 2018 8:28 am
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Hamas Is Destroying Gaza’s Economy to Advance Terror Aims

Gaza's dire economic situation is one reason observers cite for the ongoing, violent Palestinian protests at the border with Israel. But the blame for Gaza's dark...

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

All 10 University of California Chancellors Condemn Boycott of Israel as &#...

All ten chancellors in the University of California system have reaffirmed their opposition to the academic boycott of Israel, following requests...

Israel

Israeli Mother Who Lost Son Due to Terror Attack: ‘I Will Bring Many ...

The mother of Aviad Yisrael -- the infant boy who died on Wednesday after being delivered by emergency cesarean section...

Middle East

Yemen’s Warring Parties Agree to Hodeidah Ceasefire at End of Peace T...

Yemen's warring parties agreed to a ceasefire in the strategic Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah and to place it under...

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