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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

April 11, 2021 1:19 pm

The ICC Wants to Place Israel on Par With Terrorist Armies

The decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s Pre-Trial Chamber on February 5, stating that the court has jurisdiction to investigate suspected war crimes in...

March 31, 2021 1:01 pm

Change of Command Brings Focus to IDF’s Gaza Defense Plans

In the middle of Israel's recent elections, a terrorist faction in the Gaza Strip fired a mid-range rocket at the southern city of Be'ersheba shortly...

March 19, 2021 11:23 am

Israel’s Daily Battle to Block Iran’s Infiltration and Attacks

Iran's hegemony scheme for the Middle East not only includes surrounding Israel with missile bases and heavily armed proxies, but also earmarking territories further away,...

March 9, 2021 12:55 pm

Hamas Goes Through Election Motions as It Awaits Possible West Bank Chaos

The two Palestinian rival governing movements, Fatah and Hamas, are preparing for elections in the coming months, and while it remains unclear whether they will...

February 23, 2021 12:35 pm

The US Brings Israel Into CENTCOM

Though the move will take some time to go into effect, the Pentagon’s recent decision to relocate Israel to the area of responsibility (AOR) of...

February 17, 2021 12:31 pm

Hezbollah’s Advanced Missile Targets Israeli Drone as Israel Rethinks Purpose of Future War

Hezbollah's decision to fire an advanced surface-to-air missile (SAM) at an Israeli intelligence-gathering drone over Lebanon on February 3, is an acute reminder of a...

February 1, 2021 7:20 am

The Plane That Plays a Lead Role in Israel’s Shadow War on Terror

The fifth generation F-35 fighter jet is playing a game-changing role in Israel's ongoing campaign to disrupt the activities of the radical Iranian axis in...

January 25, 2021 5:42 am

New Ships Mark Evolution of Israeli Naval Doctrine

The INS Magen, a German-made Sa’ar 6-class warship, arrived at Haifa Naval Base in early December 2020. It will be joined by the INS Oz...

January 13, 2021 8:02 am

IDF Beefs Up Battle Procedures Against Hezbollah as Tensions Remain High

The Iran-backed terror army Hezbollah may have its hands full dealing with Lebanon's ongoing economic, health, and political crises, but its secretary-general Hassan Nasrallah still...

January 6, 2021 7:00 am

How Israel Is Adapting to the Growing Threat of Terror Armies

In November 2019, when the IDF and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) fought a brief conflict, a new "member" of the Israeli military helped detect targets...

December 30, 2020 6:20 am

Israel’s ‘West Point’ Increasingly Shapes the IDF Ground Forces

Lt. Col (res.) Gideon Sharav, head of the Military Studies department at the IDF’s Tactical Command College (TCC) and today a civilian employee of the...

December 17, 2020 7:37 am

Iran’s Global Terror Network Lurks Behind its Threats of Vengeance for Nuke Scientist’s Assassination

Iran's repeated threats to avenge the reported assassination of its chief nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was shot dead outside of Tehran last month, have...

December 1, 2020 6:50 am

Hamas Laments Resumption of PA-IDF Security Coordination in the West Bank

As the Biden administration takes shape and prepares for the White House, the outcome of the US presidential elections appears to have ended pretenses of...

November 19, 2020 6:45 am

Hezbollah’s Precision Strike Missile Program Is an Explosive Regional Threat

The arrival of the first of four new German-made warships in Israel next month provides some clues about Hezbollah's increasingly accurate firepower. One of the primary...


Jewish ‘Jeopardy!’ Winner Returns to Host Game Show’s Tournament of Champions

"Jeopardy!" winner Buzzy Cohen will host the game show's upcoming Tournament...

Times Square’s Naked Cowboy Salutes Jerusalem in Israeli Independence Day Video

A man best known as Times Square's famous Naked Cowboy took part in...


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...


Eventbrite Removes San Francisco State University-Sponsored Webinar With Pa...

Eventbrite has removed a San Francisco State University-sponsored event featuring Leila Khaled — a member of US-designated terrorist organization Popular...


Seventeen-Year-Old Yeshiva Student Wins Israel’s Annual International...

Israel held its annual International Bible Quiz for Youth on Thursday, as the country marked its 73rd Independence Day. N12 reported...

Middle East

Iran Nuclear Chief Salehi Says 60% Enrichment Has Started at Natanz Site

Iran has begun 60% uranium enrichment at its Natanz plant, the country's nuclear chief said on Friday, days after an explosion at the site that Tehran blamed on Israel. "We are...

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