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Shiryn Solny 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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November 13, 2017 3:42 pm

‘We’re Working Very Hard’ on Mideast Peace Plan, US Ambassador to Israel Says at ZOA Annual Dinner – Speaking exclusively with, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Sunday night confirmed a report that a team from the Trump administration is drafting an...

November 10, 2017 12:12 pm

New Film ‘1945’ Explores Post-Holocaust Hungary and Local Collaboration Against the Jews

A new Hungarian film depicting the post-WWII attitude toward Jews in the country premiered last week in New York. The movie, "1945," is set one year after the...

November 9, 2017 3:41 pm

Actor Will Smith Visits Israel, Says ‘I Feel Honored to Be Here’

Actor Will Smith was seen at Jerusalem's Western Wall on Thursday. "It's a very spiritual, very powerful place," Smith, 49, told Israel's Arutz Sheva while visiting...

November 8, 2017 4:58 pm

British Rocker Boy George Dons Star of David Outfit During Tel Aviv Concert, Blasts BDS Supporters

Music icon Boy George and his band started a world tour with a performance in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, which marked their first concert in...

November 8, 2017 3:40 pm

Actor Jeffrey Tambor Says His Role on ‘Transparent’ Has Made Him ‘More Connected’ to His Jewish Roots

Jeffrey Tambor, the lead actor of the hit Amazon Prime series “Transparent," explained in a recent interview how his role in the show has made his feel...

November 6, 2017 1:09 pm

At New York Awards Show, Orthodox Jewish Teen Star of Hit TV Series Thanks ‘Hashem,’ Says Religion Is the ‘Core of My Identity’

Jewish teen actor David Mazouz, who plays a young Bruce Wayne in the Fox series "Gotham," was honored on Sunday night for his accomplishments as...

November 1, 2017 2:53 pm

Scarlett Johansson Acknowledges Feeling ‘Deeply Connected’ to Her Jewish Roots After Learning About Family Members Who Died in Warsaw Ghetto

American actress Scarlett Johansson's learned during Tuesday's episode of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots" that she had relatives who died in the Warsaw Ghetto. The show's host, historian Henry Louis...

October 27, 2017 4:45 pm

‘I Feel Closer to My Religion,’ American-Jewish Actor Paul Rudd Says Upon Learning of Antisemitism His Grandfather Endured in London After World War II

American-Jewish actor Paul Rudd recently learned about the antisemitism his grandfather experienced in England following World War II. Rudd discovered facts about his family while taping an upcoming...

October 26, 2017 1:32 pm

Israeli Hollywood Star Gal Gadot Reveals She Almost Quit Acting Before Getting ‘Wonder Woman’ Role

Israeli actress Gal Gadot nearly gave up on her acting career to stay in Israel with her family after continuously facing rejection from casting directors, she admitted in the...

October 25, 2017 3:54 pm

Rapper Drake Holds Bar Mitzvah-Themed Birthday Party in Hollywood, Complete With Arcade Games, Candy Station and Photo Booth

Rapper Drake celebrated his 31st birthday with a bar mitzvah-themed party in Los Angeles on Monday. The half-Jewish, Toronto-born singer -- whose real name is Aubrey Drake...

October 24, 2017 12:54 pm

Ivanka Trump Reveals She and Husband Jared Kushner Have a ‘Hidden Skill’ of Playing Matchmaker

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have a "secret talent" of playing matchmakers for their friends, she revealed during a Fox News interview with Sean Hannity on...

October 23, 2017 10:43 am

Filmmaker Faces Harsh Criticism for Claiming Chasidic Jews Were Killed in Holocaust Because They ‘Refused to Blend In’

Filmmaker Heidi Ewing faced a storm of criticism on Sunday for asserting that Chasidic Jews were targeted by the Nazis during the Holocaust partially because they "refused...

October 19, 2017 1:36 pm

NFL Network to Air Documentary on Hall of Famers’ Trip to Israel Led by Patriots Owner

The television channel NFL Network will air on Friday night a documentary about New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft taking 18 Hall of Famers on a trip to...

October 17, 2017 11:42 am

Fates of Disgraced Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein’s Planned Projects, Including Film About Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Remain Unclear Amid Scandal

Harvey Weinstein's slew of planned upcoming films may be affected by the sexual ­harassment-and-assault scandal surrounding the disgraced producer and movie mogul, the New York Post's...


What’s New — and Jewish — On and Off Broadway

Below is a listing of shows with Jewish connections on and off-Broadway. BROADWAY Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, stars Nathan Lane and Andrew...

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’ – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...


Iran Faces Israel’s Game-Changing Air Power

Iran has big plans to create a military outpost in Syria, right on Israel’s doorstep. From there, the Islamic Republic...

Israeli-American Group Seeks to Be ‘Glue,’ Not ‘Wedge,’ for US Jewry - As Jewish communal organizations throughout the US  struggle to maintain membership levels...


Looking to Increase Israeli Ventures, India Bids for Offshore Exploration R... - A consortium of Indian companies has applied for an Israeli Energy Ministry tender for offshore exploration licenses, signaling another...


Israel Intercepts Massive Gaza-Bound Explosives Shipment - Israel prevented a shipment containing several tons of explosives from reaching the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Defense Ministry revealed on Wednesday. The shipment was intercepted at the Kerem Shalom border...

Middle East

Iran Says Its Ready to Help Rebuild Syria, Hezbollah Will Not Disarm

Iran's Revolutionary Guards are ready to help rebuild Syria and bring about a lasting "ceasefire" there, chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, adding that disarming Lebanon's Hezbollah is out of...