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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


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...

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...

Culture

Jewish Giants Player Talks About Judaism, His Hebrew Tattoo and Kosher Food Cravings

An offensive lineman for the New York Giants talked about his Jewish heritage, Hebrew...

New Musical in New York Recalls Masada

In the 1500s, the Spaniards invaded Puerto Rico, enslaving and slaughtering the native Taíno people -- some of whom chose to escape...

Features

Halamish Terror Attack Signals New Escalation of Violence

JNS.org - A Palestinian terrorist fatally stabbed an Israeli father and two of his adult children on Friday night in the...

US Jewish Leaders From Right to Left Back Metal Detectors on Temple Mount

JNS.org - There is a broad consensus among American Jewish leaders in support of...

Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada...

World

Local Chabad Rabbi Condemns California Imam’s Comments ‘Incitin...

The director of the Chabad center serving the University of California-Davis told The Algemeiner on Tuesday that he was "taking seriously" a...

Israel

Israel to Build $3.9 Million Memorial Honoring Zionist Pioneer Jabotinsky

JNS.org - The Israeli cabinet on Sunday approved plans to build a memorial for Revisionist Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky in Jerusalem. Expected to cost some 14 million shekels ($3.9 million), the memorial...

Middle East

Turkey’s President Erdogan Urges All Muslims to ‘Visit’ a...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday urged all Muslims to visit and protect Jerusalem after violence broke out over...

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