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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.

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May 26, 2017 1:03 pm

‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Dances to ‘Hava Nagila’ With Late-Night Talk Show Host Conan O’Brien

Israeli actress Gal Gadot danced to "Hava Nagila" with Conan O'Brien during an appearance on his late-night talk show on Thursday. For a segment of "Conan,"...

May 25, 2017 4:05 pm

Jewish Reggae Singer Matisyahu on Israelis: They’re the ‘Sweetest People,’ But Don’t Mess With Them

Jewish reggae and hip-hop star Matisyahu shared his impression of Israelis in a radio interview on Tuesday, describing them as kind people who are not pushovers. "We're...

May 24, 2017 3:10 pm

Jimmy Fallon Imitates Gal Gadot’s Israeli Accent, Jokes With Her About ‘Cabbage Patch’ Dolls on ‘The Tonight Show’

Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon poked fun at "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot and tried imitating her Israeli accent during the actress' appearance...

May 23, 2017 1:47 pm

Rabbi Brings Refreshments, Food to Police on Guard Outside Manchester Arena Following Deadly ISIS Suicide Bombing

A rabbi handed out hot beverages and food on Tuesday to police officers standing guard outside the Manchester Arena, where a deadly terrorist attack took place the...

May 19, 2017 12:03 pm

US-Based Israeli Reporter Calls Saudi Denial of Visa to Cover Trump’s Visit ‘Huge Humiliation’ for White House

An Israeli reporter who was denied a visa to enter Saudi Arabia to cover President Donald Trump’s visit to the desert kingdom this weekend told...

May 16, 2017 4:34 pm

Manhattan Landlord Sues Tenants for Allegedly Stealing Mezuzahs From Neighbors

A landlord in Manhattan is suing two tenants who allegedly stole Jewish doorposts, known as mezuzahs, from their neighbors' apartment doors, the New York Post reported on...

May 12, 2017 2:56 pm

Actress Goldie Hawn on Her Jewish Faith: ‘I Like My Tribe’

Actress Goldie Hawn expressed pride in being Jewish in a recent interview in which she discussed her faith, parenting and her son's near-death experience as...

May 10, 2017 4:08 pm

Israeli Visual Artist Who Created Viral Car Ad Video Explains Hidden, Personal Story Behind Clip

An Israeli visual effects artist who created a viral YouTube car advertisement told The Algemeiner on Wednesday that every element of the clip has a personal...

May 10, 2017 1:07 pm

NSYNC Band Member Lance Bass Soaks Up Sun in Tel Aviv During Israel Vacation

While on vacation in Israel with his husband, NSYNC band member Lance Bass posted on Facebook on Wednesday a picture of himself relaxing on the beach in...

May 8, 2017 4:59 pm

Living in Los Angeles, Actress Gal Gadot Says She Misses Israeli ‘Chutzpah’

Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot revealed in a newly published interview that she misses the straightforwardness and boldness prevalent among citizens of her home country...

May 5, 2017 4:58 pm

Justin Bieber’s Jewish Manager Scooter Braun Lights Up Instagram With Photos From Israel Trip

Justin Bieber's Jewish manager, Scooter Braun, took to Instagram this week to share photos from his trip to Israel with the Canadian pop star, who performed...

May 4, 2017 10:44 am

Popular Cafe Chain in Israel Reduces Prices for Customers Who Say ‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’

Customers at Café Café locations across Israel can now buy coffee at a discounted price if they say "please" and "thank you" when ordering, the Israeli...

May 2, 2017 7:23 pm

Pop Star Katy Perry Stirs Controversy by Wearing Gown of Notoriously Antisemitic Fashion Designer at MET Gala

American pop star Katy Perry is taking heat after she wore a gown designed by notorious antisemite John Galliano to the MET Gala in New...

May 1, 2017 1:52 pm

Iranian-Jewish Fashion Designers Talk About ‘Reality’ of Antisemitism During Acceptance of Leadership Award

The Iranian-Jewish brothers behind a global fashion company talked last Wednesday about antisemitism as they received a leadership award at the American Friends of the...


Why Aren’t Muslim Countries Helping the Palestinians? - Why aren’t Muslim countries leading givers to the Palestinian cause? That question has renewed relevance after a United Nations agency’s...

Democrats, Jewish Groups and Trump Protest Palestinian Terror Payments - Prominent Democrats and major US Jewish organizations are joining President Donald Trump and...

Israel’s First-Ever Malt Whisky to Go on Sale in June - The Tel Aviv-based Milk & Honey Distillery (M&H) recently unveiled its first-ever malt whisky on World Whisky Day (May...


Manchester Attack: Hunt for Possible 2nd Bomb Under Way

Investigators have uncovered signs the suicide bomber at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester may have made a second explosive device that's still missing, local media reported Friday. The suspicion of...


UN, Norwegian Government, Distance Themselves From Palestinian Youth Center...

The United Nations and the Norwegian government have moved swiftly to distance themselves from a Palestinian youth center named after...

Middle East

UN Warns of ‘Walking Into Another Gaza Crisis With Eyes Wide OpenR...

The United Nations Middle East envoy warned the Security Council on Friday that a power struggle between the rival Palestinian...