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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


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...

September 29, 2016 7:09 am
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As ISIS Loses Territory, Fighters Likely to Bring Jihad Home to Mideast

ISIS is steadily losing ground, personnel and financial assets in Syria and Iraq. Growing numbers of frustrated jihadists are fleeing the "caliphate," or are unable...

August 7, 2016 11:58 pm
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Israel’s Latest Weapon Against Lone Terrorists: Big Data Analytics

European security and intelligence agencies are scrambling to regroup and reorganize following a steady, growing flow of jihadist atrocities. They have a steep learning curve...

July 10, 2016 5:11 am
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Israel Tries Area-Based Response to Palestinian Terror Wave

New Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman had the briefest of honeymoon periods after taking up his position at the end of May. Within a couple of...

June 17, 2016 3:06 am
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European States Seek Israeli Defense Solutions in Combating ISIS Threat

Western Europe is facing a steady increase in terrorist atrocities launched by ISIS cells or lone attackers inspired by its murderous ideology. As a result, European states are turning to...

May 30, 2016 6:37 am
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Syrian Quagmire Delays Hezbollah’s Ultimate Pursuit of Israel’s Destruction

A brutal Sunni-Shiite war is raging across the Middle East, and the Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah, originally formed to wage jihad on Israel, now finds...

Culture

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

New Documentary Details Extraordinary Holocaust Escape

JNS.org - The mission to tell the world the story of Jack Kagan's risky escape from a Nazi labor camp consumed Kagan and...

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam

JNS.org- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman Hints at Keeping Previous Vow to Assass...

“Talk to me about [former Hamas Prime Minister Ismayil] Haniyeh at the end of my term,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor...

Middle East

Iran Sanctions 15 US Companies for Alleged Collusion With Israel

Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a tit-for-tat reaction to...

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