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Judy Lash Balint is an award-winning Jerusalem-based journalist, writer and author of Jerusalem Diaries: In Tense Times. (Gefen, 2002) She is a contributor to the Peace Fire anthology edited by Ethan Casey and Paul Hilder (Free Association Books, 2002).

Ms. Balint has written for the N.Y Post, Christian Science Monitor, Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz - Magazine Section, The Forward, Seattle Times, Seattle P-I, Montreal Suburban, Moment Magazine, Jerusalem Report, Whistleblower Magazine, Midstream, Bnai Brith International Jewish Monthly, London Jewish Chronicle, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Jewish Action, Emunah Magazine, Amit Magazine and numerous US Jewish weeklies.

In 2003 Ms. Balint won the Mosaic Award presented by Israel's Ministry of Tourism for Excellence in Feature Writing about Israeli Peoplehood, Culture and Society. She was awarded second place in the 2003 Jerusalem Foundation Excellence in Jerusalem Reporting Award.

She has been a featured guest on CNN USA and CNN International. Her commentaries are carried on Israel National News Radio (

Ms. Balint serves as Jerusalem correspondent for the Dave Ross Show on Seattle's CBS affiliate, KIRO Radio, 710AM and occasional commentator for the Lee Rodgers Show on KSFO/ABC Radio in San Francisco, KOMO NewsRadio in Seattle and ClareFM in Shannon, Ireland.

Ms. Balint is a senior correspondent with The Media Line ( and columnist for and She is a contributor to and regularly reviews books for