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Lana Melman is the CEO of Liberate Art, a 20-year veteran of the entertainment industry, and a leader in the fight against the cultural boycott of Israel. Her book about the cultural boycott campaign against Israel, “Artists in the Crosshairs,” will be coming out in Fall 2021.

ARTICLES BY: Lana Melman


May 9, 2022 8:59 am
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New Book Takes on the Cultural Boycott Against Israel

"Artists Under Fire: The BDS War against Celebrities, Jews, and Israel" by Lana Melman (Lioncrest Publishing 2022). International entertainers of every color and creed are besieged...

October 6, 2021 12:37 pm
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Sarah Silverman on What Democrats Are Not Allowed to Say

In a recent podcast, American actress and comedian Sarah Silverman implored the group of US Congresswomen known as "The Squad," to help her understand...

December 7, 2020 6:13 am
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Nick Cannon Takes Another Step to Atone for Antisemitic Remarks

American comedian, rapper, and host of The Masked Singer, Nick Cannon, has taken another important step to atone for his recent antisemitic remarks and says, “It’s...

January 29, 2020 8:29 am
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Why I Remember the Holocaust

As an expert countering the cultural boycott campaign against Israel, people often ask why I am such a passionate advocate for the arts and Israel. The...

November 5, 2019 8:22 am
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Cultural BDS: Artists Are Under Attack

Proponents of the cultural Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel claim that their cause is human rights and their methods are non-violent. Yet...

October 29, 2019 5:14 am
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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 antisemitism. Polls and reports of...

August 23, 2019 11:14 am
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Bill Maher Calls BS on BDS

The panel topic on last Friday’s "Real Time with Bill Maher" was Israel's recent refusal to allow high-profile BDS proponents Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and...

July 15, 2019 7:01 am
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BDS Pressure Can’t — and Won’t — Stop Musicians from Performing in Israel

Jennifer Lopez (JLo) will be performing in Israel on August 1. Bon Jovi will grace Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv for the second time on...

February 7, 2019 8:10 am
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BDS Plays a Nazi Tune Outside Carnegie Hall

There was a lot to jeer at this past Sunday. I'm not referring to the lackluster Super Bowl game in Atlanta, but rather the shameful...

June 13, 2018 8:05 am
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Why Artists Must Oppose the Boycott Israel Movement

One hundred artists, filmmakers, writers, and other cultural workers have called for a boycott of an artist-run gallery in Glendale, California -- a town less...

May 2, 2018 8:10 am
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Natalie Portman PR Fiasco Gets Cheers from BDS

In case you missed the recent, ground-shaking news: Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman declined to go to Israel to accept the Genesis Award, which recognizes...

April 20, 2018 12:03 pm
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Artists Speak Out for Israel on Independence Day

Liberate Art, founded less than three years ago, connects the international entertainment community and Israel, creating fresh content and important events. In celebration of Israeli Independence Day,...

February 15, 2018 3:43 pm
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Justice for Oxfam’s Anti-Israel Bigotry?

Minnie Driver has stepped down from her role as Oxfam​ Ambassador because of allegations that staff for the charity -- in Haiti and other countries...

February 12, 2018 2:51 pm
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The Role of Entertainers in BDS: Engine or Caboose?

What role do entertainers play in the cultural boycott campaign against Israel? Is this an artist movement or a grassroots political campaign? And what part...

Culture

Former MLB All-Star to Coach Team Israel for 2023 World Baseball Classic

Ian Kinsler, a former Major League Baseball player and current advisor for the...

Israel’s Under-19 Men’s Soccer Team Beats France to Reach First European Final

JNS.org - Israel’s under-19 national soccer team reached the final of the UEFA...

Non-Profit Starts Production Company to Back More Jewish Content in Arts and Culture

The Jewish non-profit Reboot announced on Tuesday that it has launched its own...

World

Selling Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream in West Bank ‘Inconsistent Wi...

The agreement reached on Wednesday between food giant Unilever and its Israeli licensee allowing sales of Ben and Jerry's ice...

Israel

Israel, Cyprus Sign Defense Export Agreements

JNS.org - Israel and Cyprus signed a number of government to government (GTG) agreements in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Wednesday, including one for the sale of personal protective equipment and tactical...

Middle East

Rise of Arab-Israel Axis Presses Iran to Redouble Nuclear Talks Push

The specter of an emerging Arab-Israeli bloc that could tilt the Middle East balance of power further away from Iran is driving the Islamic Republic to pursue nuclear talks with...

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