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Lou Balcher is former Academic Affairs Director for the Philadelphia Israeli Consulate. Currently he is National Director of the American Friends of the Kaplan Medical Center, serving more than one million Israelis, based in Rehovot, Israel. Balcher also is founder and President of Young Jewish Leadership Concepts (YJLC), connecting post-college age young adults since 1986.

ARTICLES BY: Lou Balcher


April 20, 2016 6:11 am
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Bernie Sanders Is Harming the Palestinians, Not Helping Them

Last week, during a live national CNN debate with Hilary Clinton, Bernie Sanders castigated Israel for indiscriminately killing Palestinians, and for its “disproportionate” and excessive use of...

December 21, 2015 7:16 am
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A Young Professional Changes Her Boss’ Attitude Towards Israel

This past week, a young attorney named Deenah shared her story of how she responded to a supervisor's misgivings about Israel. While at work, Deenah began to...

July 19, 2015 1:13 pm
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Michael Oren’s Critics Refuse to Address His Arguments

Earlier this month, after publishing his book Ally - My Journey Across the American-Israel Divide, Ambassador Michael Oren spoke at the Free Library of Philadelphia to a...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

Puerto Rico Synagogues Cancel High Holiday Services Ahead of Hurricane Mari...

As volunteers worked feverishly to tape the exposed windows of San Juan’s Temple Beth Shalom with plastic film and carry...

Israel

Israel Closes West Bank, Gaza Strip for Rosh Hashanah

The IDF announced on Tuesday that it will put in place a closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, ahead of the holiday...

Middle East

Iran-Sponsored Hackers Said to Be Targeting Companies in US, Middle East, A...

A private cybersecurity firm has identified what it says is a hacking group sponsored by the Iranian government that has...

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