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Yitzhak Laor (Hebrew: יצחק לאור, born in 1948) is an Israeli poet, author and journalist.



Yitzhak Laor was born in Pardes Hanna.

Literary and journalism careerEdit

He is the author of ten poetry books, three novels, three collections of short stories, two collections of essays and one play.[1]

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 stated that he opposes Zionism: He claimed that "liberation from Zionism is not a dirty word... we have to get rid of Zionism".[3][4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Author's profile by". Retrieved March 27, 2012.
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  3. ^ "Get rid of Zionism", Haaretz newspaper, June 3, 2011
  4. ^ "Y. Laor: The blood merchants". Haaretz, Opinion. March 27, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2012.

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