Printer Friendly
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
A short URL will be added to the end of your Tweet.

Share on LinkedIn

Judy Lash Balint

Published author and journalist on Modern Israeli Society

Travels from Jerusalem, Israel

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability or contact the speaker directly.



Media and Current Events, Inside Israel and US Government, Positively Israel


Judy Lash Balint is a Jerusalem-based journalist, writer and author of Jerusalem Diaries: In Tense Times (Gefen) and Jerusalem Diaries II: What's Really Happening in Israel (Xulon Press 2007). She is a contributor to the Fodor's Israel Guide, as well as the Peace Fire anthology (Free Association Books) and The Expulsion from Gush Katif (Southern Hills Press).

She currently serves as social media coordinator for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ( ) and blogs at the Times of and at

In 2003, Ms. Balint received the Mosaic Award for Excellence in Feature Writing about Israeli Peoplehood, Culture and Society and took second place in the Jerusalem Foundation's Excellence in Jerusalem Reporting contest.

 Ms. Balint's work has appeared in the N.Y. Post, Christian Science Monitor, Bookmarks Magazine, The Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz Magazine, The Forward, Seattle Times, Seattle P-I, Montreal Suburban, Moment Magazine, Jerusalem Report, World Jewish Digest, Whistleblower Magazine, Midstream, Bnai Brith International Jewish Monthly, London Jewish Chronicle, Jewish Telegraphic Agency,, Jewish Action, Emunah Magazine, Amit Magazine and numerous U.S. Jewish weeklies.

She has been a featured guest on CNN USA and CNN International.

Ms. Balint provides occasional commentary from Jerusalem for New Zealand Public Radio; the Dave Ross Show on Seattle's CBS affiliate, KIRO Radio, 710AM; KOMO NewsRadio, Seattle's ABC affiliate; the Lee Rodgers Show on KSFO/ABC Radio in San Francisco and ClareFM in Shannon, Ireland.  

Prior to making aliya in 1998, Ms. Balint served as a national director of the Coalition for Jewish Concerns-Amcha. Ms. Balint earned an M.S.W. and a B.A. from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Download a prepared introduction for Judy Lash Balint judy-lash-balint.doc

Popular Speeches:

  • Jerusalem Behind the Headlines
  • The Spirit of the People
  • Presenting Israel's Case: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly and the Totally Incomprehensible
  • Jerusalem: On the Chopping Block?
  • Israel: Making a Life

Log In

Please log in to change your profile or settings.

YouTube   Delicous   Facebook   Digg