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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

June 13, 2019 7:31 am

Alleged Israeli Strike a Reminder of Hezbollah’s Syrian Terror Operations

Hezbollah remains highly active in Syria, despite the fact that the civil war there is drawing down, and it is actively trying to turn the...

June 3, 2019 6:57 am

Is an Iran-Israel Escalation Likely?

The recent rise in military tensions in the Persian Gulf between the US and Iran introduces a heightened possibility that Iran will activate proxies against...

May 14, 2019 7:02 am

Iran’s Faction in Gaza Tries to Drag Israel Into a New Conflict

Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), an Iranian-backed terrorist faction in Gaza that has an even larger rocket arsenal than Hamas, has been working hard in recent...

May 8, 2019 7:11 am

Egypt and Iran Vie for Influence in Gaza

At the start of April, Hebrew media reports quoted unnamed Israeli security officials as saying that the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror faction, which...

April 19, 2019 11:28 am

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information campaigns,” or exposure through the media of enemy activity that has been...

April 18, 2019 4:26 pm

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on politics and election-related matters, enormous blasts rocked a suspected Iranian surface-to-surface missile...

April 15, 2019 4:33 am

Trump’s Designation of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps Will Be Judged by the Success of Sanctions

The Trump administration’s decision to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist entity will ultimately be judged by how successful this policy is in...

April 1, 2019 8:43 am

Fear of Isolation and Collapse Drive Hamas’ Violent Extortion Racket

When it seized power in a violent 2007 coup, Hamas thought that it would turn the Gaza Strip into a shining example of Palestinian Muslim...

March 11, 2019 11:21 am

Hamas Will Risk War to Avoid Economic Collapse

Hamas’ failure to manage Gaza economically and its determination to direct funds to its military wing rather than to civilian needs have raised the specter...

March 5, 2019 7:55 am

Hamas’ Systematic Use of Civilians to Promote Terrorism

Since seizing power in a 2007 violent coup, Hamas has developed a range of cynical ways to exploit civilians in the Gaza Strip to build...

February 24, 2019 7:51 am

Can Israel Defeat Hamas Without Toppling It?

Despite its radical Islamist ideology and long-term commitment to Israel’s destruction, Hamas in the Gaza Strip is -- for now -- avoiding high intensity armed...

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...


Toronto Raptors Jewish Co-Owner: Team Will Visit Israel If It Wins NBA Championship

JNS.org - The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA championship on Thursday, and...

Actor Neil Patrick Harris Shares Picture in Israel Ahead of Tel Aviv Pride Parade

American actor Neil Patrick Harris, who starred in "How I Met Your Mother,"...


In an Era of BDS, Kids Connect to Israel at Summer Camp

JNS.org - Aviva Weinstein fell in love with Israel thousands of miles from the Jewish homeland -- at Camp Ramah...

An Incredible Auschwitz Exhibit and Experience Comes to New York

  JNS.org - A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled...

Abraham Foxman Talks Antisemitism, BDS, and Mel Gibson

Abraham Foxman is the National Director Emeritus of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor. He is the author of...


Israeli Officials Will Not Be Invited to Bahrain Event, Trump Administratio...

The White House will not invite Israeli government officials to a Bahrain conference devoted to gaining support for a Palestinian economic...


As ‘Chernobyl’ HBO Miniseries Becomes Global Hit, Israeli Docto...

As the HBO miniseries "Chernobyl" has become a global hit, one Israeli doctor knows especially well how accurate it is:...

Middle East

Ousted Ex-Egyptian President Morsi Dies After Court Hearing

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically-elected head of state in Egypt's modern history, died on Monday aged 67 after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges,...


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