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Lana Melman, CEO of Liberate Art Inc., is a leader in combating cultural boycotts against Israel. A 25-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Ms. Melman is a writer, speaker and Hollywood liaison connecting the international creative community with Israel.

ARTICLES BY: Lana Melman


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...

January 5, 2018 11:21 am
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Good Lorde, Another Cancellation

The New Zealand songstress Lorde recently buckled under pressure from the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel -- and cancelled her June concert...

September 20, 2017 9:46 am
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Art, Man and God

I wonder what our prayers sound like to God during these Days of Awe. As the Earth spins on its axis and Jews across the globe...

August 9, 2017 10:48 am
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Do You Think the Cultural BDS Movement Is Failing? Think Again

Do you think that the cultural boycott campaign against Israel is a colossal failure? Think again. Scotland's Sunday Herald recently published an open letter signed by artists, media workers and academics that called for...

Features

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...

World

China’s ByteDance Gets Trump Nod to Avoid TikTok Shutdown

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to...

Israel

Report: Trump Administration Seeking Direct Israel-Lebanon Talks on Maritim...

The Trump administration is once again seeking direct talks between Israel and Lebanon on setting their maritime border -- which...

Middle East

Iran’s Rouhani Says US Faces Defeat in Bid to Reimpose UN Sanctions

The United States faces defeat in its move to reimpose UN sanctions on Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, as Washington declared all UN sanctions on Iran had...

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