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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

March 25, 2021 1:06 pm

Jewish Comedian Elon Gold Spoofs ‘Ten Plagues as Told by Ten Celebrities’ in Passover Face Swap Video

Jewish comedian Elon Gold posted online a Passover video Tuesday featuring cameos from a series of celebrities reciting the Passover Seder's parade of plagues — or...

March 24, 2021 2:13 pm

Israeli Basketball Player Omri Casspi on ‘Passing the Torch’ to NBA Athlete Deni Avdija

Former NBA player Omri Casspi shared words of encouragement Tuesday for his fellow Israeli basketball player and Washington Wizards forward Deni Avdija. "I love it, I...

March 24, 2021 10:38 am

‘Shtisel’ Receives a Record 16 Israeli TV Academy Awards Nominations

Israel's popular television drama "Shtisel" earned a record 16 nominations for the 2021 Israeli TV Academy Awards. The Israel Film and Television Academy announced the full...

March 22, 2021 12:00 pm

Charles Barkley ‘Had a Blast’ Being Lifted on a Chair at His Daughter’s Jewish Wedding Despite Initial Worries

NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkely was initially concerned about being lifted up on a chair at his daughter's Jewish wedding, but his daughter said...

March 19, 2021 11:53 am

Life Coach Tony Robbins and Grandson of Viktor Frankl Developing ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ Film About Holocaust Experiences, Survival Methods

Author and life coach Tony Robbins is part of team working on the feature film "Man’s Search For Meaning," based on a 1946 memoir of the...

March 18, 2021 11:47 am

Meghan McCain: Antisemitism Is the ‘Last Form of Passable Bigotry in America’

Co-host of "The View" Meghan McCain argued on Wednesday morning that antisemitism appeared more likely to be forgiven than "racism of any other form." McCain, daughter...

March 17, 2021 11:33 am

Nick Cannon Says He’s Searching for ‘Teshuvah’ But Not Asking for Forgiveness After Making Antisemitic Comments

TV personality Nick Cannon said on Tuesday night he is seeking repentance as he reflected on the antisemitic comments he made last summer. "I'm not seeking...

March 17, 2021 10:18 am

Roger Waters Says Holocaust Guilt Stops Criticism of Israel, Brian Eno Blames Jewish State for Antisemitism on Panel

In a livestream panel discussion on Monday, British musicians Roger Waters and Brian Eno promoted the anti-Israel BDS movement and accused the Jewish state of...

March 15, 2021 12:34 pm

Israeli Movie ‘White Eye’ Nominated for Oscar for Live Action Short Film

The Israeli short film "White Eye" received an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Film, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced...

March 14, 2021 2:45 pm

Natalie Portman to Play Jewish Housewife Turned Investigative Reporter in New Apple TV+ Series

Actress Natalie Portman will play a Jewish housewife and mom turned investigative journalist in an upcoming limited series for Apple TV+. "Lady in the Lake," based...

March 12, 2021 1:19 pm

Jewish Groups Charge Grammy Awards With ‘Insensitivity’ for Featuring Farrakhan Supporter Tamika Mallory

The Grammy Awards is facing criticism from Jewish groups for listing Women’s March co-leader Tamika Mallory — who is also a longtime supporter of Nation...

March 11, 2021 1:33 pm

Miami Heat NBA Player Meyers Leonard Fined $50K, Must Participate in Cultural Diversity Program After Spewing Antisemitic Slur

Miami Heat player Meyers Leonard has been fined $50,000 and suspended from all team facilities and activities for one week for making an antisemitic slur...

March 11, 2021 1:18 pm

Israeli Eurovision Winner Netta Barzilai Feels ‘Very Lucky’ to Join Simon Cowell as New Judge on ‘X Factor Israel’

Israeli singer and Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai will join British television personality and mogul Simon Cowell for the upcoming fourth season of "The X Factor...

March 9, 2021 2:54 pm

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Urges Stevie Wonder to Turn Down Israel’s Wolf Prize

Former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters asked legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder on Monday night to reject Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize, which he was awarded last...


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...


German Foreign Minister Rebuked After Saying Sabotage of Iranian Nuclear Fa...

The foreign minister of Germany was criticized on Monday after he expressed disapproval of the sabotaging over the weekend of...


Israeli Security Services Expose Iranian Plot to Kidnap Israelis Using Fals...

Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security service and the Mossad foreign intelligence agency have uncovered an Iranian plot to use fake...

Middle East

Syrian Air Force May Have Dropped Chlorine Bomb on Town in Rebel Area in 20...

The global chemical weapons watchdog has "reasonable grounds to believe" that Syria's air force dropped a chlorine bomb on a...


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