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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

May 14, 2019 7:02 am

Iran’s Faction in Gaza Tries to Drag Israel Into a New Conflict

Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), an Iranian-backed terrorist faction in Gaza that has an even larger rocket arsenal than Hamas, has been working hard in recent...

May 8, 2019 7:11 am

Egypt and Iran Vie for Influence in Gaza

At the start of April, Hebrew media reports quoted unnamed Israeli security officials as saying that the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror faction, which...

April 19, 2019 11:28 am

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information campaigns,” or exposure through the media of enemy activity that has been...

April 18, 2019 4:26 pm

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on politics and election-related matters, enormous blasts rocked a suspected Iranian surface-to-surface missile...

April 15, 2019 4:33 am

Trump’s Designation of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps Will Be Judged by the Success of Sanctions

The Trump administration’s decision to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist entity will ultimately be judged by how successful this policy is in...

April 1, 2019 8:43 am

Fear of Isolation and Collapse Drive Hamas’ Violent Extortion Racket

When it seized power in a violent 2007 coup, Hamas thought that it would turn the Gaza Strip into a shining example of Palestinian Muslim...

March 11, 2019 11:21 am

Hamas Will Risk War to Avoid Economic Collapse

Hamas’ failure to manage Gaza economically and its determination to direct funds to its military wing rather than to civilian needs have raised the specter...

March 5, 2019 7:55 am

Hamas’ Systematic Use of Civilians to Promote Terrorism

Since seizing power in a 2007 violent coup, Hamas has developed a range of cynical ways to exploit civilians in the Gaza Strip to build...

February 24, 2019 7:51 am

Can Israel Defeat Hamas Without Toppling It?

Despite its radical Islamist ideology and long-term commitment to Israel’s destruction, Hamas in the Gaza Strip is -- for now -- avoiding high intensity armed...

February 17, 2019 8:50 am

Hamas’ Terror Recruiters Rely on a Mix of Old and New Media

Coded messages on a satellite television station and Facebook are some of the tools that Hamas has been using to plot a series of terrorist...

February 4, 2019 8:49 am

Israel’s Red Lines in Lebanon and Syria

The “War Between Wars” is an ongoing Israeli military and intelligence effort to disrupt the force build-up of the Iranian-Shiite axis throughout the Middle East....

January 31, 2019 10:48 am

Iran’s Violent Influence Threatens Israel and Its Arab Neighbors

Wherever violence and aggression flare up around Israel's borders, Iran or one of its proxies will likely be found. Iran's persistent subversion and promotion of...

January 22, 2019 8:18 am

New Report Sheds Light on Hamas’ Sinai Arms Smuggling

In recent years, Israel has waged a covert war against a large-scale Hamas effort to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip, a Hebrew-language media report...

January 1, 2019 11:36 am

In Syria, Iran Sees a New Opportunity to Build a War Machine

If the US pulls out of Syria, Iran likely will view President Donald Trump's decision as a green light to build a new war machine...


‘Fauda’ Season 4 Announced by Show Co-Creator in Tel Aviv

The hit Israeli show "Fauda" will get a fourth season, its co-creator Avi...

Leadership of ‘French Oscars’ Resigns Amid Polanski Controversy

The management of the "French Oscars" resigned en masse on Thursday after weeks...


From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...

Give It Up for the (Israeli) Kids: Hanukkah and Charity Drives - The staff and volunteers at Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s children’s center in Jerusalem began noticing that one little girl...


Princess Diana’s Niece Lady Kitty Spencer Converting to Judaism to Ma...

The late Princess Diana’s niece is converting to Judaism for love, The Sunday Times reported over the weekend. According to a friend,...

Middle East

Turkey Tells Russia That Attacks in Syria’s Idlib Must Stop

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday he told his Russian counterpart that attacks in Syria's northwestern Idlib region must stop immediately and that a lasting ceasefire had to...

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