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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


September 21, 2018 7:53 am
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Hezbollah’s Growing Partnership with Lebanon’s Army Provides Operational Cover

Hezbollah and Lebanon's official army -- the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) -- are increasingly cooperating with one another, Israeli military sources say, and this relationship...

September 17, 2018 11:01 am
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How Feasible Is a Long-Term Truce with Hamas?

The prospect of a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas brings with it both risks and opportunities. While it remains far from clear that such...

September 3, 2018 1:04 pm
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West Bank Power Struggle Could Be an Opportunity for a Hamas Coup

As Fatah party leaders who hope to succeed Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly arm themselves ahead of a looming power struggle, Fatah's arch...

August 14, 2018 7:12 am
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Israel’s Unsung Humanitarian Mission Saved Thousands of Syrian Lives

As the regime of Bashar al-Assad completes its takeover of southern Syria, Israel is winding down a humanitarian and medical operation that saved thousands of...

July 19, 2018 12:26 pm
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The Terrorist Semi-States of Hamas and Hezbollah

The terrorist threat that Israel faces is an unusual one because the terrorist organizations seeking to destroy it control their own territory, making them a...

July 15, 2018 11:36 am
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Israel’s Active Defense Campaign in Syria: The Next Phase

Tehran’s recent decision to attempt direct clashes with Israel resulted in a resounding defeat on May 10, when the IDF destroyed 50 Iranian military targets...

June 25, 2018 9:06 am
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Israel’s Deceptive Quiet

Earlier this month, Israel's domestic intelligence agency chief Nadav Argaman released sobering figures on the scale of the ongoing terrorist threat facing Israelis. The figures...

June 6, 2018 9:55 am
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Gaza’s Economy Is Hostage to PA-Hamas Rift as Israel, Egypt Weigh Easing Restrictions

In 2007, Hamas seized power in the Gaza Strip in a violent coup, overthrowing the Palestinian Authority and creating a rift between the two main...

May 28, 2018 7:14 am
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Israel’s Invisible Enemies

Radical sub-state actors are able to exercise full control of the territories that they govern, yet make themselves almost invisible when they choose to do...

May 16, 2018 8:28 am
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Hamas Is Destroying Gaza’s Economy to Advance Terror Aims

Gaza's dire economic situation is one reason observers cite for the ongoing, violent Palestinian protests at the border with Israel. But the blame for Gaza's dark...

May 1, 2018 7:56 am
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Tensions Intensify as Israel Tries to Keep Iran From Establishing a Second Proxy State on Its Border

Tensions between Iran and Israel have risen significantly following a military strike on an airbase in central Syria in April that targeted an Iranian military...

April 27, 2018 2:32 pm
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New Israeli Military Intelligence Chief Arrives at Critical Juncture

At the end of March, Maj. Gen. Tamir Heiman, who had been head of the IDF National Defense College since 2015, became the IDF’s new...

April 13, 2018 12:37 pm
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Hamas’ Re-Entry Into Iran’s Orbit Contributes to Its Isolation

Following a split with Tehran due to differences over the Syrian civil war, Hamas recently decided to patch up its relationship with Iran, and Iranian...

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...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

Trump, Iran’s Rouhani Exchange Threats, Insults on UN’s World S...

US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday with...

Israel

Netanyahu Says Israel Will Continue Syria Operations to Prevent Iranian Ent...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would continue to carry out military operations in Syria, issuing the...

Middle East

Iran Revolutionary Guards Threaten to Avenge Military Parade Attack

Iran's Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to wreak "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and...

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