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 By Yaakov Lappin    News    January 26, 2018

Netanyahu trip comes as Israel-India defense and tech ties continue to grow

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India is occurring against the backdrop of a massive and still growing river of defense sales and technology transfers from Jerusalem to New...

 By Yaakov Lappin    News    January 5, 2018

New elite military unit ready to defend Israel from Gaza terror threat

A new elite IDF infantry unit is about to take up its position along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.  The Haruv (Carob) unit, named after a renowned force that operated in Israel’s southern desert borders in the 1960s and 1970s, was once a...


Hamas 'just waiting for Abbas to die' as Palestinian unity deal falters

Hamas's latest effort to join a Palestinian unity government is little more than a facade, and the terror group's top immediate objective is to seize control of Judea and Samaria and turn it into a...

 By Yaakov Lappin    News    December 8, 2017

Israel's emerging underground wall is latest round in 'competition' with Gaza terrorists

Within two years, a deep underground wall, equipped with advanced sensors, will cut through Hamas’s ability to tunnel into Israel. That will lead southern Israeli villages and towns to breathe a collective sigh of relief. But the Gazan terrorist...

 By Yaakov Lappin    News    August 11, 2017

IDF's Counter-Terrorism Branch helps Israel 'be ready for the next war'

On Friday night July 21, Maj. Hanan (full name withheld for security reasons) received word of a gruesome development. A knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist had killed three members of an Israeli fam...

 By Yaakov Lappin    News    March 24, 2017

Facing more powerful enemies, Israel's military steps up training

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has significantly stepped up the scope and frequency of its combat training, as sub-state jihadist enemies around the Jewish state build up their power.  In the event...


U.S. and Israel agree on opposing Iran deal

A year and a half after it was signed, the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers has held up, but the agreement’s future is now in doubt.  Before being elected last November, President Donald Trump described the agreement with Iran as “the...

 By Yaakov Lappin    News    February 3, 2017

Syrian opposition figures share their vision with Israelis, deflect Arab protesters

"You are living in a paradise in comparison to the Syrian people. Shame on you. We are being killed," said Issam Zeitoun, who lives in the Syrian portion of the Golan Heights, in response to...


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