About Noah Pollak

Noah Pollak is a graduate student at Yale University and a contributor to Commentary's blog, contentions.

Hamas and Israel: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

By December 22, 2008

So, Hamas has decided that a few months’ respite from resistance was too great a betrayal of the cause, and has decided to end its cease-fire with Israel. Fusillades of rockets are falling once again on southern Israel. What should … Read More

Inviting Hamas to Annapolis Was Not the Answer

Inviting Hamas to Annapolis Was Not the Answer
By November 30, 2007

Adam LeBor has joined one of the great foreign policy fashions of the moment in calling on the United States and Israel to diplomatically "engage" Hamas. He writes that "without Hamas' agreement — or rather the agreement of part of … Read More

The Real Ahlam Tamimi You Didn’t Read About In The Times

The Real Ahlam Tamimi You Didn’t Read About In The Times
By August 3, 2007

From reading the New York Times’ review of the Israeli documentary Hot House, an account of Palestinian terrorists held in Israeli jails, one would be left with the impression that Ahlam Tamimi, the smiling young woman featured in a large … Read More

Is There a Real Iranian Threat to Israel and America?

Is There a Real Iranian Threat to Israel and America?
By June 4, 2007

Justin Raimondo believes, with emphatic certainty, that "Iran is no threat to Israel, and that there is no danger of Iran dropping nukes on Tel Aviv." Likewise he says that "Iran, with or without nuclear weapons, represents no threat to … Read More