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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

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

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

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

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...


Chinese Dreidels With Mandarin Lettering Designed for Kaifeng Jewish Community

Hundreds of dreidels with lettering in Mandarin Chinese were designed and produced for...

Eilat Miss Universe Contest to Go Forward Despite Omicron, Minister Says

Israel will host the Miss Universe beauty pageant in the Red Sea resort...


University of Toronto Student Union Slammed for Barring Pro-Israel Kosher F...

Canadian Jewish groups demanded "concrete action" from the University of Toronto administration after a student union resolution called for sourcing...


Israeli Officials Light Hanukkah Menorahs at Western Wall as Victim of Pale...

i24 News – In a ceremony at the Western Wall, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Defense Minister Benny Gantz...

Middle East

Lebanese Protesters Block Roads Over Economic Meltdown

Demonstrators, some of them burning tires, blocked roads across parts of Lebanon on Monday in protest at the country's economic meltdown, days after the Lebanese pound sank to new lows. Lebanon's...


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