(Los Angeles Times, Nicholas Goldberg, book review, 9/2/16): In many circles, you're more likely to hear about Israel's settlements, intransigence and its nearly 50-year-long occupation of the West Bank and Gaza than you are about its pluck or ingenuity.
(9/24/16): "Zionism" Book Review: A review of the book "Zionism" in the Sept. 4 Arts & Books section referred to Israel's "nearly 50-year-long occupation of the West Bank and Gaza." The United Nations, Human Rights Watch and the International Committee of the Red Cross, among others, consider Gaza part of the occupied Palestinian territories; Israel, which withdrew from the region in 2005, and some other scholars reject this characterization.
(Los Angeles Times, Nicholas Goldberg, Backgrounder, 4/5/09): Avigdor Lieberman, a right-winger from the Yisrael Beiteinu party who rejects the idea of a Palestinian state. . .
(4/9/09): Israel: A Sunday Op-Ed article about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned an ancient tunnel reopened beneath the Western Wall and the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The tunnel runs adjacent to the wall. The same article said that Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman rejects the idea of a Palestinian state. Lieberman has said that he rejects the idea that Israel has committed itself to a two-state solution.