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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

December 13, 2019 10:54 am

Ex-NBA Player Amare Stoudemire Keeps Up With Jewish Studies Playing in China for New Team

Former New York Knicks basketball star Amar'e Stoudemire is keeping up with his Jewish studies after moving to China to play for the Fujian Sturgeons...

December 9, 2019 2:34 pm

UK Actor Sacha Baron Cohen Shares Honor of Golden Globes Nomination for ‘The Spy’ With Executed Israeli Agent Eli Cohen’s Family

British-Jewish actor Sacha Baron Cohen was nominated on Monday for a Golden Globe for his role as famous Israeli agent Eli Cohen in the Netflix...

December 6, 2019 1:16 pm

New Marvel ‘Black Widow’ Trailer With Scarlett Johansson Features Israel Reference

A teaser trailer for Marvel's new film "Black Widow," starring Jewish actress Scarlett Johansson in the lead role, was released on Monday and suggests that...

December 5, 2019 4:02 pm

Comedian Tiffany Haddish Throws Lavish ‘Black Mitzvah’ Party on Her 40th Birthday

Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish celebrated her 40th birthday on Tuesday with a massive, star-studded "Black Mitzvah" party in Beverly Hills, California, the same day...

December 4, 2019 4:24 pm

Thousands of Brazilians Take Part in Israeli Social Music Initiative

Thousands of Brazilians gathered on Sunday at Sao Paulo’s Estaiada Bridge to take part in a popular Israeli social musical initiative held for the first...

December 2, 2019 3:54 pm

Tiffany Haddish Performs ‘Hava Nagila’ on ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish performed an impromptu version of the popular Hebrew song “Hava Nagila” on Sunday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." Haddish,...

December 1, 2019 9:37 pm

Amazon Removes Christmas Ornaments With Auschwitz Image From Site Following Complaints

E-commerce giant Amazon on Sunday took down from its website Christmas ornaments on sale that featured images of the former Auschwitz concentration camp following complaints...

November 28, 2019 11:24 am

Jewish Actor Seth Rogen Talks About ‘Traumatic’ Experience Filming in Pittsburgh During Tree of Life Shooting

In a recent interview with The New York Jewish Week, Jewish comedic actor Seth Rogen opened up about filming his new movie "American Pickle" in...

November 22, 2019 12:36 pm

Leonard Cohen’s Son Releases Posthumous Album of Legendary Singer’s Unfinished Work

The son of the late legendary Jewish singer Leonard Cohen released on Friday a posthumously-completed album of music left unfinished by his father. The new album,...

November 19, 2019 4:06 pm

Egyptian Actor Responds to Backlash for Starring With Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel

Egyptian actor Amr Waked took to Twitter on Sunday to defend himself after anti-Israel activists criticized him for starring alongside Israeli actress Gal Gadot in...

November 19, 2019 11:08 am

Jewish Actress Zoey Deutch Reflects on Her Bat Mitzvah Party and ‘Nightmare From Hell’ Dress

Actress Zoey Deutch's bat mitzvah celebration resulted in her never wanting to have a big party for any other milestone in her life, she said...

November 17, 2019 9:42 pm

‘Hatikvah’ Played in Abu Dhabi After Israeli Wins Gold in Ju-Jitsu Competition

Israel’s national anthem "Hatikvah" was played in an Abu Dhabi arena on Saturday after Alon Leviev, 17, took home the gold in the junior category...

November 14, 2019 4:06 pm

Israeli Eurovision Winner Netta Barzilai Surprises Couple at Wedding Impacted by Rocket Attacks

Israeli singer and 2018 Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai surprised a couple at their wedding in Beersheba this week after a string of rocket attacks from...

November 12, 2019 2:16 pm

US Director Quentin Tarantino and Israeli Wife Daniella Pick Rent House in Tel Aviv

American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and his wife, Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick, have leased a large house in Tel Aviv, sources told Globes. The couple,...


New Trailer Released for Next Season of ‘Fauda’ Set in Gaza - A trailer for the third season of the hit Israeli TV series “Fauda” was released on Sunday. While the...

Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman Wears Custom Cleats to Support Israeli Baseball - New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wore customized cleats on...


How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...


Malaysian PM: US Sanctions on Iran Violate International Law

The American sanctions imposed on Iran violate the United Nations charter and international law, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a conference in Qatar on Saturday. ''Malaysia does not support the...


Israeli Tech Company Aims to Protect Vehicles From Hackers

Just like a smartphone or computer, any object -- even a car -- that is connected to a online network is at risk of being hacked. One Israeli company is...

Middle East

US Sent Troops to Saudi Arabia on Defensive Basis: Mnuchin

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that US troops were in Saudi Arabia on a defensive basis only and that the United States would end all sanctions on...

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