Judy Lash Balint
Published author and journalist on Modern Israeli Society
Travels from Jerusalem, Israel
Topics: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).
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, Algemeiner.com, 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.
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