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Shiryn Ghermezian is a staff writer for The Algemeiner and a native New Yorker. She studied English and journalism at City University of New York's Queens College.

ARTICLES BY: Shiryn Ghermezian

July 20, 2017 5:05 pm

Jewish ‘Sopranos’ Actress Announces Pregnancy, Says She Discovered the News After Trip to Israel

  Former "Sopranos" star Jamie-Lynn Sigler announced on Tuesday on Instagram that she was pregnant with her second child. The Jewish actress -- her father is of Greek...

July 19, 2017 4:27 pm

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Gushes About ‘Crazy Jewish Deli Cravings’ During Her Pregnancy

Actress Laura Prepon -- from the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" -- told Us Weekly on Monday that during her current pregnancy...

July 17, 2017 4:49 pm

Jewish Woman’s Tale of Helping Soothe Child on Autism Spectrum During Overseas Flight Goes Viral

A Jewish woman's story of how she comforted a child with autism on a recent flight from Europe to the US has gone viral after being shared on Facebook...

July 16, 2017 1:24 pm

Jewish Hairdresser Fired Over Shabbat Dispute Wins Discrimination Case Against Former Employer

A Jewish hairdresser in Montreal won a discrimination lawsuit against a former employer who fired him after he was told he was not allowed to...

July 14, 2017 1:53 pm

Miami Beach Teens Cancel Participation in Roger Waters’ Concert Due to Antisemitism Allegations Against Rock Star

A group of teenagers from Miami Beach, Florida cancelled their participation in former Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters' concert on Thursday following accusations of antisemitism against...

July 13, 2017 11:11 am

Daughter of American Actor Tyrese Gibson Asks Him for Tickets to Popular Israeli Singer’s Concert for Her Birthday

The daughter of American actor Tyrese Gibson asked her father for tickets to a concert of popular Israeli singer Eyal Golan for her 10th birthday on...

July 11, 2017 4:25 pm

Top Entertainment Industry Execs Sign Open Letter Thanking Lincoln Center for Ignoring BDS Efforts Against Israeli Play

More than 45 high-level executives in the entertainment industry signed an open letter on Monday thanking New York City's Lincoln Center for not yielding to pressure...

July 10, 2017 3:00 pm

Canadian Food Company Fined $25,000 for Selling Fake Kosher Cheese to Jewish Summer Camps

A Canada-based food distribution company is being forced to pay a fine of $25,000 for forging food certificates and selling non-kosher cheese to Jewish summer...

July 6, 2017 3:12 pm

Jewish Actor Andrew Garfield Says He Watched Popular Drag Series to Prepare for Latest Theater Role

Jewish actor Andrew Garfield said he prepared for his latest theater role by watching back-to-back episodes of a popular reality television show about drag queens, E!...

July 5, 2017 5:08 pm

Russell Simmons Defends Jay-Z Against Claims of Antisemitism

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons came to Jay-Z's defense on Tuesday after the superstar rapper was accused of using an antisemitic stereotype about Jews in a song on...

July 4, 2017 12:34 pm

Prince William and Duchess Kate Set to Visit Holocaust Sites During Upcoming Tour of Poland, Germany

Prince William and Duchess Kate will visit Holocaust memorials and the site of a former Nazi concentration camp during their trip to Poland and Germany...

July 3, 2017 10:09 pm

Israeli-Indian Singer, Set to Perform National Anthem for PM Modi, Gave Up Blossoming Bollywood Career to Return to Jewish State

The Indian-Israeli singer expected to sing the countries' national anthems when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the Jewish state this week reportedly gave up a...

June 29, 2017 5:02 pm

Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Star Gal Gadot Is Among Newest Members of Academy of Motion Pictures

Israeli actress and "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot is one of the newest members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The academy announced on...

June 29, 2017 11:50 am

Airing of Comedic Roast Recently-Retired Red Sox Star Nixed Due to Racist and Antisemitic Jokes

A comedic roast of recently-retired Red Sox baseball star David Ortiz was not aired as scheduled last weekend due to racist and antisemitic jokes made during the taping,...


Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada...

A Tale of Two Palestinian Worlds - For slightly more than a decade, the two main areas slated for a future Palestinian state -- the disputed territories in...


House Committee Approves Strict Restrictions on US Funding for UN and Pales...

Tough conditions on American funding for both the UN and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have been approved by the congressional committee...


Amid Ongoing Terror Surge, ‘Mi Shebeirach’ Prayer for Israeli S...

The wording of the “Mi Shebeirach” prayer for members of Israeli security forces has officially been updated to include police...

Middle East

Kuwait Takes ‘Actions’ Regarding Diplomatic Relations With Iran

Kuwait has taken unspecified "actions" regarding its diplomatic relationship with Iran following a court case ruling last year, a Kuwaiti government official said on Thursday, after Arab media said parts...