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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


February 21, 2018 1:39 pm
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How the IDF Is Preparing for a Multi-Front War

An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) plan designed to prepare it for the challenge of multiple-front warfare is now entering its third year. The ability to operate effectively...

February 16, 2018 5:16 pm
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Shin Bet Investigation Exposes Depth of Turkey’s Hamas Support

Hamas is operating freely on Turkish soil, gathering terrorist finances and looking for ways to upgrade the capabilities of its armed wing in Gaza, an Israeli...

January 10, 2018 12:37 pm
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Iran’s Ongoing Attempt to Set Up a West Bank Terrorist Outpost Exposed

Israeli security forces have uncovered a significant Iranian attempt to infiltrate the West Bank -- and use it as a base for launching terrorist attacks...

December 19, 2017 12:14 pm
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War Prevention Is a Top IDF Goal

At the end of October, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman addressed graduates of a military officer’s course at Training Base 1, deep in Israel’s Negev...

December 14, 2017 12:21 pm
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Iran Looks to Seize Opportunity as Rivals Fall

As it approaches victory in Syria with the help of Russia, Iran and its terrorist axis members are turning their attention to Israel -- and trying to...

November 23, 2017 1:32 pm
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Iran Faces Israel’s Game-Changing Air Power

Iran has big plans to create a military outpost in Syria, right on Israel’s doorstep. From there, the Islamic Republic could threaten and attack Israel...

November 16, 2017 1:42 pm
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Hezbollah’s Firm Grip Over Lebanon Fuels Region’s Sectarian Strife

Chief Iranian proxy Hezbollah has a firm grip over Lebanon -- and the terror group's bloody intervention in Syria was instrumental in preserving the brutal Assad regime. Yet Hezbollah's...

October 30, 2017 2:36 pm
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Hamas Rejoins Iran’s Terrorist Axis

Hamas is deepening its ties with Iran and its radical Shiite axis -- and Iranian cash is once again expected to fund Gaza's war preparations and arms...

October 9, 2017 5:06 pm
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Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Escalates Threats as Syria Turns Into Iranian Base

A recent speech by Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah contained unusually aggressive statements, calling for the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Israel, and claiming that a future war...

September 20, 2017 11:50 am
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IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel: its cross-border terror tunnels. By 2019, according to Israel Defense Forces (IDF) assessments,...

August 3, 2017 3:14 pm
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How Palestinians and Arabs Incited the Temple Mount Violence

The crisis between Israel and the Palestinians that raged in recent weeks over the Temple Mount holy site in Jerusalem has died down, but the violence provides important...

July 19, 2017 4:08 pm
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Thanks to Russia, Iran’s Lebanese Missile Factories in ‘New and Very Dangerous Phase’

Newly-built Iranian missile factories in Lebanon can produce powerful weapons for Hezbollah -- and are part of a wider trend that could set the region...

June 21, 2017 11:41 am
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Iran Missile Strike Escalates War Between Radical Shiites and Sunnis in Middle East

Iran's recent missile attack on ISIS targets in eastern Syria represents another escalation in the ongoing war between radical Shiites and jihadist Sunnis across the Middle East. Iran,...

June 8, 2017 3:49 pm
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Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Iran’s ‘Preferred Proxy,’ Arming in Gaza

Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the second largest terrorist army in Gaza, recently issued a video threat stating its willingness to end the three-year truce currently in place with...

Culture

A ‘Wonder Woman’ Purim as Israel Gets Ready to Party

JNS.org - Queen Esther and Uncle Mordechai, King Ahasuerus and that rogue Haman. All of them (and even poor old deposed...

Israeli Basketball Player Omri Casspi Educates NBA Teammate About Keeping Kosher

Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi taught one of his teammates about the dietary laws...

Features

Iran Tests Aggressive Strategy Against Israel

JNS.org - On February 10, Iran launched a drone into Israeli airspace, shocking Israel -- and sending the Jewish state into...

How the IDF Is Preparing for a Multi-Front War

An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) plan designed to prepare it for the challenge of multiple-front warfare is now entering its third...

Delegation of American Jewish Leaders Visits UAE, Hoping for Results

JNS.org - A large delegation of American Jewish leaders recently spent two days in...

World

Netanyahu: Israeli Intelligence Helped Australia Stop Airliner Attack

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Israeli intelligence services had prevented the downing of an "Australian airliner" as part of wide-ranging international intelligence-sharing but gave no details. His comments, during a...

Israel

Netanyahu Asks Visiting NFL Players to ‘Fight’ for Israel

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday with seven NFL players as they concluded a six-day whirlwind tour of the Jewish state and told them that they should...

Middle East

Lebanese Journalist: 100 Years After Balfour Declaration, Arabs Have Failed...

JNS.org - In a Nov. 25, 2017 article marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, published in the London-based daily...

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