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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


January 25, 2018 11:37 am
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The Eagles Are Going to the Super Bowl — and a Slain IDF Lone Soldier Would Be Proud

On January 23, 2018, as Vice President Mike Pence was traveling in Jerusalem, roads were clogged, security was enhanced, and a Birthright Israel tour was visiting Har...

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

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Give Hamentashen to White House Reporters for Purim

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner gave hamentashen to White House reporters on Wednesday for...

Israel’s Other Founding Fathers and a Vanquished World

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019). “Time...

Supermodel Karlie Kloss Confirms She Converted to Judaism Before Marrying Joshua Kushner

Supermodel Karlie Kloss confirmed for the first time publicly that she...

Features

Albert Einstein’s Brilliance, Humor, and Literal Connection to Israel

JNS.org - One thing is for sure: While the writing on the pages...

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

World

17 UC Berkeley Professors Warn ‘Discriminatory’ BDS Campaign Po...

Seventeen faculty members at the University of California, Berkeley, warned on Tuesday against the threat posed by the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment,...

Israel

Israel Says UN Gaza War Crimes Report Biased Against It

Israel said on Thursday a UN report critical of its use of lethal force during Palestinian protests on the Gaza border was biased and should have included a demand that the...

Middle East

Iran Will Boost Defense Capabilities Despite US Pressure, Khamenei Says

Iran is determined to boost its defense capabilities despite mounting pressure from the United States and its allies to curb its ballistic missile program, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday. "We...

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