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. He is mostly known for his poetry of political protest, particularly about the 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.
He was born in 1948 in Pardes Hanna, Israel.
- "Author's profile by ithl.org.il". Retrieved March 27, 2012.
- "Get rid of Zionism", Haaretz newspaper, June 3, 2011
- "Y. Laor: The blood merchants". Haaretz, Opinion. March 27, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
- Stanley Burnshaw et al., eds., The Modern Hebrew Poem Itself, Wayne State University Press, ISBN 0-8143-2485-1. Bilingual edition.
- 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
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