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Shiryn Solny 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.

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January 21, 2018 9:33 pm

‘Baruch Hashem:’ Orthodox Jewish Athlete Announces He’ll Represent Israel at 2018 Olympics

An Orthodox Jewish athlete enthusiastically announced on Wednesday his selection to represent Israel in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea for the first...

January 17, 2018 12:38 pm

Pro-Palestinian Activist Rejects Revlon Award Over Israeli Actress Gal Gadot’s Role With Company

A pro-Palestinian blogger and activist announced on Tuesday that she was refusing to accept an award from the cosmetics giant Revlon because of its relationship...

January 16, 2018 1:33 pm

Kathie Lee Gifford Shares Pictures From Recent Israel Trip, Talks About ‘Beautiful, Jewish Doctor’ Who Helped When She Got Sick

"Today" co-host Kathie Lee Gifford told her morning show audience on Monday about her recent trip to Israel and the Jewish doctor who tended to her when she...

January 12, 2018 1:06 pm

Beatles Legend Ringo Starr Gives Shout-Out to Israel in Video Promoting Upcoming Tour

Legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr gave Israel a shout-out in a video he released on Friday announcing his upcoming tour. In the clip, posted on Starr's Facebook page, he...

January 11, 2018 2:10 pm

Chris Rock Opens First-Ever Tel Aviv Show With Expression of ‘Love’ for Israel

American comedian Chris Rock started his first-ever show in Israel on Tuesday by talking about how much he adores the country. After stepping on stage at...

January 10, 2018 4:52 pm

Famous Lebanese Fashion Designer Removes Photo of Israeli Actress Gal Gadot From Instagram After Backlash

Renowned Lebanese fashion label Elie Saab removed a photo of Israeli actress Gal Gadot from its official Instagram page on Wednesday following intense backlash from...

January 8, 2018 1:51 pm

Howard Stern Bashes Lorde for Cancelling Israel Concert, Asks, ‘Why Is Israel the Bad Guy in the World?’

Famed shock jock Howard Stern went on a profanity-ridden tirade on his Sirius XM satellite radio show last week against international singer Lorde for cancelling her...

January 4, 2018 4:11 pm

‘It’s the Peace Treaty That Helped and Is Still Holding,’ Says Lebanese Director Making Film on Israel-Egypt Camp David Accords

A Lebanese director is filming a project about the Camp David Accords, the 1978 agreements between Israel and Egypt that led to the signing of a peace treaty between the two...

January 3, 2018 4:32 pm

Israelis Send Messages of Support to Iranians in Hebrew and Farsi Via Social Media

Dozens of Israelis and Iranians living in Israel expressed support for the people of Iran in video messages uploaded online on Wednesday by the pro-Israel education...

December 28, 2017 3:03 pm

Employee at Jewish Non-Profit Resale Shop Finds $17,050 in Old Coat Pocket, Store Returns Cash to Elderly Widow

An employee at a Jewish organization's resale shop in Dallas, Texas discovered in the pocket of an old coat $17,050 that was then returned to...

December 27, 2017 2:51 pm

Pro-Israel Activists Call Out Lorde for Keeping Russian Tour Dates While Boycotting Jewish State

Israel supporters are slamming New Zealand-born singer Lorde for keeping her scheduled concerts in Russia but cancelling a upcoming June show in Tel Aviv after she faced pressure from...

December 26, 2017 5:42 pm

Megyn Kelly Hosts ‘Hasidic Superwoman of Night Court’ to Talk About Judaism, Faith in God

Megyn Kelly hosted on her talk show last week a Hasidic female judge as part of her week-long "She's Got Faith" series. Ruchie Freier -- thought to...

December 25, 2017 12:23 pm

Jewish Groups, Music Industry Execs Criticize Lorde’s ‘Deeply Disappointing’ Cancellation of Upcoming Israel Concert Due to BDS Pressure

A number of Jewish groups and entertainment industry executives have expressed criticism of New Zealand singer Lorde after she cancelled an upcoming concert in Israel due to pressure she...

December 22, 2017 2:54 pm

Popular American Rock Band Shares ‘Passionate’ Video of 600 Israelis Covering Its Song

The American rock band Imagine Dragons shared on Facebook on Monday a video of 600 Israelis, including 50 with special needs, who gathered to cover one of its...


‘No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland’ Sears and Stuns as It Probes

"No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland," by Rick Halperin and Denise Gee; photographs by...


IDF Prepares for New High-Tech Home in Southern Israel’s ‘Silicon Wadi’ - The IDF is gearing up for a major relocation to southern Israel,...

Longtime Supporters of Peace Process: Abbas Is Disqualified as Negotiating Partner - Some prominent Jewish proponents of the decades-long peace process between Israel and...

Israel’s Wine Industry Grows Better With Age - Israeli winemakers say that, just like the beverage they produce, their industry is growing better with age. More than...


French Jewish Representatives Demand ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Antis...

The representative body of Jews in France has called on the government to take "all necessary measures" to deter further antisemitic...


Israeli PM Netanyahu Welcomes ‘Great Friend of Israel’ US Vice ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warmly welcomed the arrival in Israel on Sunday of US Vice President Mike Pence. "This evening...

Middle East

Jordan’s King Tells Pence US Must Rebuild Trust After Jerusalem Decis...

Jordan's King Abdullah told US Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday he looked to Washington to rebuild "trust and confidence"...