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Yitzhak Laor (Hebrew: יצחק לאור, born in 1948) is an Israeli poet, author and journalist. He is the author of ten poetry books, three novels, three collections of short stories, two collections of essays and one play.[1] He is mostly known for his poetry of political protest, particularly about the 1982 Lebanon War
1982 Lebanon War
and the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. In his poem "In a Village whose Name I don't even know" he imagines himself stranded in a Lebanese village: "For a moment I hoped that I would be caught". His book The Myths of Liberal Zionism was published in English by Verso Books in February 2009.[2] In a June 2011 article in Haaretz, Laor went on record as opposing Zionism, stating "Liberation from Zionism is not a dirty word... we have to get rid of Zionism".[3][4] He was born in 1948 in Pardes Hanna, Israel. References[edit]

^ "Author's profile by ithl.org.il". Retrieved March 27, 2012.  ^ http://www.versobooks.com/books/klm/l-titles/laor_y_liberal_zionism.shtml ^ "Get rid of Zionism", Haaretz newspaper, June 3, 2011 ^ "Y. Laor: The blood merchants". Haaretz, Opinion. March 27, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

Stanley Burnshaw et al., eds., The Modern Hebrew Poem Itself, Wayne State University Press, ISBN 0-8143-2485-1. Bilingual edition.

External links[edit]

An ordered collection of Laor's articles, referenced by Palestine: Information With Provenance Lines Of Occupation: The Post-Zionist Poetics Of Yitzhak Laor by Joshua Cohen

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 61772911 LCCN: n84072713 ISNI: 0000 0000 7692 2686 GND: 10324543X SUDOC: 077323998 BNF: cb14477406q (data) SNAC: w6m93hcs

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