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Yitzhak Laor, (Hebrew: , born in Pardes Hanna, Israel, 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 Lebanese War of 1982 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.

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