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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

March 18, 2019 1:32 pm

Supermodel Karlie Kloss Confirms She Converted to Judaism Before Marrying Joshua Kushner

Supermodel Karlie Kloss confirmed for the first time publicly that she converted to Judaism before marrying Joshua Kushner last year. "I joined the tribe. Mazel," she...

March 15, 2019 4:32 pm

Italian Mayor Cancels International Jazz Festival Over Artistic Director’s Support for Boycott of Israeli Artists

The mayor of Santa Teresa Gallura, Italy, recently cancelled an international jazz festival set to be held in August in the city after the program's artistic director expressed support...

March 14, 2019 2:26 pm

Ex-NBA Star Amare Stoudemire Calls Being Granted Israeli Citizenship a ‘Dream Come True’

Former NBA All-Star Amare Stoudemire was granted Israeli citizenship in a ceremony at the Interior Ministry in Jerusalem on Wednesday. "I'm filled with emotions right now. This is...

March 12, 2019 3:32 pm

Eurovision Co-Host Addresses Calls for Boycott of Show in Israel, Says ‘Leave Politics to Politicians’

Assi Azar, co-host of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, spoke out against activists calling for the cultural boycott of the singing competition, which will take place in Tel Aviv...

March 11, 2019 12:26 pm

Jewish Parents Furious Over Map of ‘Palestine’ Replacing Israel Featured at Middle School Multicultural Night

Parents are fuming over a map display that was presented at a recent cultural event at a Georgia middle school which featured "Palestine" in place of...

March 11, 2019 11:25 am

Barbara Streisand Discusses How Producing, Directing, and Starring in ‘Yentl’ Brought Her Closer to Her Religious Father’s Memory

Barbara Streisand discussed her career, Judaism, and how her father's death shaped who she is today at a Q&A session and screening of her 1983 film...

March 10, 2019 7:18 pm

Larry King Joins Tefillin Campaign Launched in Honor of Rabbi Suffering From ALS

Jewish talk show icon Larry King donned tefillin late last week as he joined a campaign launched in honor of a rabbi suffering from ALS, also known as...

March 6, 2019 1:28 pm

Israeli Mentalist Lior Suchard Impresses Jonas Brothers, Hints at Eurovision Act on Late Night Show

Famed Israeli mentalist Lior Suchard shocked the Jonas Brothers with his talents on Monday night during an appearance on "The Late Late Show With James...

March 5, 2019 10:58 am

New York Times Editor Talks About Antisemitism, Anti-Israel ‘Conspiracy-Minded Thinking’ in ‘The View’ Appearance

New York Times op-ed editor and writer Bari Weiss talked about antisemitism in the United States while appearing on "The View" on Monday. Weiss, who is...

March 4, 2019 3:12 pm

Escape Room in Greece Inspired by ‘Schindler’s List’ Sparks Outrage

A Holocaust-themed escape room in Thessaloniki, Greece has been condemned by Israel supporters in the country and the US, Germany's Deutsche Welle (DW) reported on Sunday. The escape room was originally...

February 25, 2019 5:12 pm

Guy Nattiv’s Oscar Win for Short Film ‘Skin’ Celebrated in His Native Israel

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin congratulated Israeli filmmaker Guy Nattiv for winning the Academy Award for best live action short film on Sunday night for his film "Skin." The 20-minute...

February 24, 2019 11:35 pm

Kim Kardashian West to Debut New Collection of Sunglasses With Israeli Company, Visit Israel Next Month

Kim Kardashian West will visit Israel next month to promote the debut of her new collaboration with Israeli eyewear brand Carolina Lemke. The Israel-based sunglasses company is partnering with the...

February 22, 2019 3:14 pm

British Jewish TV Presenter Rachel Riley, Actress Tracy Ann Oberman to Take Legal Action Over Twitter Abuse They Have Faced for Calling Out Labor Antisemitism

Rachel Riley, host of the UK television show "Countdown," and actress Tracy Ann Oberman are preparing to take legal action against those who have targeted them on...

February 21, 2019 3:06 pm

Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Wishes Israel’s Space IL ‘Good Luck’ Ahead of ‘Beresheet’ Moon Launch

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin wished the Israeli non-profit organization SpaceIL well on Thursday ahead of the launch of its unmanned robotic explorer, named "Beresheet,"...


Albert Einstein’s Brilliance, Humor, and Literal Connection to Israel

JNS.org - One thing is for sure: While the writing on the pages...

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...


Zionist Student Group Accuses UC Berkeley Middle East Center of Anti-Israel...

A Zionist student group has accused the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at the University of California, Berkeley, of...


Israeli Doctor’s Online Campaign Against Hate and Racism Goes Viral

An Israeli doctor’s campaign against intolerance and hate in Israel has gone viral, prompting people across the country to post images of Jews and Arabs together. The phenomenon began after a very...

Middle East

Iran Demands US Leave Syria, Assad Regime Threatens Kurds

Iran and Syria on Monday demanded the United States withdraw its troops from Syria, and the Damascus government threatened to defeat Washington's Kurdish allies by force if they did not submit...