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Shiryn Ghermezian is a staff writer for The Algemeiner and a native New Yorker. She has a BA in English from the City University of New York's Queens College. Follow Shiryn on Twitter @ShirynGhermez.

ARTICLES BY: Shiryn Ghermezian

May 14, 2021 2:18 pm

Celebrity Interior Designer Urges Hollywood to ‘Educate Yourselves’ Before Posting About Israel-Palestinian Conflict

An Iranian Jewish interior designer who boasts a celebrity clientele called on social media users, and especially those in Hollywood, to do their research surrounding...

May 14, 2021 12:04 pm

Swastika, ‘Free Palestine’ Graffiti Spray-Painted on Door of UK Synagogue

A synagogue in Norwich, UK, has been defaced with antisemitic graffiti that include a swastika and an ethnic slur for Jews. Local police said that sometime...

May 13, 2021 2:50 pm

Former NFL Player Julian Edelman Releases Statement About Israel-Palestinian Violence

Recently retired NFL player Julian Edelman spoke out on Wednesday against the ongoing violence in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestinians, which has...

May 13, 2021 1:05 pm

Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Accuses Israel of ‘Crime Against Humanity’

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai expressed her “solidarity” with the Palestinians as violence continues in the Middle East and called Israel’s...

May 13, 2021 12:00 pm

Greta Thunberg Laments Violence in Jerusalem and Gaza: ‘I’m Not Against Israel or Palestine’

Swedish climate and environmental activist Greta Thunberg commented on the ongoing violence between Israel and the Palestinians. The 18-year-old posted on Twitter on Monday that it...

May 12, 2021 3:56 pm

Celebrities, Fashion Designers Show Support for Palestinians Amid Conflict in Israel

Several prominent members of the fashion and entertainment industries have posted messages on social media supporting the Palestinians during the ongoing hostilities between Israel and...

May 12, 2021 12:48 pm

Gal Gadot Speaks Out Against War in Her Home Country: ‘Israel Deserves to Live as a Free, Safe Nation’

Gal Gadot released a statement on Wednesday about the conflict taking place in Israel as Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip continue to fire rockets...

May 12, 2021 12:07 pm

Gaza Rocket Hits Home of Israeli Model in Central Israel

The apartment of Israeli model Romi Frenkel in Givatayim was burned down on Tuesday night from the heavy barrage of rockets fired by Hamas militants...

May 11, 2021 12:23 pm

Actor Mark Ruffalo Calls for Sanctions on Israel, Echoes Claims of ‘Apartheid’

American actor Mark Ruffalo urged on Tuesday for sanctions to be imposed on Israel amid clashes in Jerusalem and the ongoing conflict with the Hamas...

May 10, 2021 12:36 pm

Oscar Nominee Apologizes for Participating in Antisemitic Chat on Clubhouse App

Actor Lakeith Stanfield apologized for taking part in a discussion last week that turned antisemitic on the audio-based social media app Clubhouse. The "Judas and the...

May 10, 2021 11:55 am

Actor Josh Peck Bombarded With ‘Free Palestine’ Comments on ‘Shabbat Shalom’ Instagram Post With Son

An Instagram post uploaded by Jewish actor Josh Peck on Friday was flooded with pro-Palestinian comments, including some that called for the destruction of Israel. The...

May 7, 2021 4:29 pm

Van Morrison Evokes Antisemitic Trope With New Song ‘They Own the Media’

Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison debuted a new song on Thursday titled "They Own the Media," evoking an age-old antisemitic trope and outraging many fans and...

May 7, 2021 2:09 pm

‘I’m the Annoying Mom’: Gal Gadot Talks Parenting With Conan O’Brien, Teaches Him Hebrew

Israeli actress Gal Gadot said her two daughters think of her as a typical mom, even though she plays superhero and princess of the Amazonians,...

May 7, 2021 11:33 am

Trevor Noah Hosts 98-Year-Old Jewish Resistance Fighter, Holocaust Survivor on His Comedy Central Show

A Jewish resistance fighter and Holocaust survivor talked about her experiences in World War II during her guest appearance Wednesday night on "The Daily Show...


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...


UN General Assembly to Meet Over Mideast Violence on Thursday

The UN General Assembly will meet on Thursday over fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants, General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir said on Monday as the fiercest hostilities in the region...


Hamas Fires Rockets Again After Night of Heavy IDF Strikes

i24 News – Hamas took responsibility for rockets fired at southern Israeli communities Netivot and Sdot Negev area Tuesday, after a night of heavy Israeli strikes reported in the Gaza...

Middle East

Iraqis Hold Anti-Israel Protests After Call by Cleric, Militias

Chanting crowds gathered in several Iraqi cities on Saturday, some burning Israeli and American flags, in protest against Israel’s war against the Gaza terrorist group Hamas. Thousands of demonstrators shouted anti-Israel...


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