crisis and solution

? who we are

Israel is in danger!

The Laor movement is striving for:

·       A revolution of values which will bring back into our lives mutual respect, a sense of responsibility and freedom of choice.

·       Far-reaching changes in administration to provide a broad over-view and enhance efficiency.

·       Renewal of the spirit of partnership by utilizing and implementing community resources.

The Laor movement (Hebrew initials of "one heart and a new spirit" (Ezekiel 11,19)) was founded in 1979 , as Zionist ideological movement , in reaction to the post Yom Kippur War social and political crisis, declining norms of government, rising ideological dissent, and signs of military weakness.

Therefore, engaged in a process lasting over two years between the years 1979-1982, we defined the problems of the State of Israel and outlined solutions to these problems, with a long-term perspective.

The movement's central message is that the main problem of Israeli society, prominent since the Yom Kippur War, is not affected by issues of land and peace but is due to internal processes that cause deep social crisis in all spheres of life.

Our ideas are not utopian. What we suggest has been successfully implemented in other countries, and has proved effective in addressing the problems caused by human frailty and administrative chaos. We do not claim to work miracles, but rather to prevent a further decline that could prove to be fatal.

Despite changes and shifts experienced by our country since formulating these ideas, we still endorse the fundamental problems we have defined. Our proposals to solve these problems remain in place and have been reinforced over time.

If your eyes are open wide and you are aware of the dangers facing Israel -

Where are they all? Those who dreamed about Israel … crossed continents to reach this country … sacrificed their children and fought on the battle fronts to defend their country and protect their future. Where are they all now? Scandal, corruption and calamities are allowed to pass silently. Politicians commit endless blunders, and no one says a word. Does anyone care? And what indeed, does this silence portend?

                                                                  Yaakov Chisdai , On The "Eve Of The Jubilee" (1998)