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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


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...

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...

Features

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...

Israel

Yamina Party Head Bennett Predicts Solid Right-Wing Majority After Election...

Former Israeli defense minister and head of the right-wing Yamina party Naftali Bennett predicted a massive Knesset majority for the...

Middle East

Saudi-Led Coalition Launches Air Strikes on Yemeni Capital After Foiling Dr...

The Saudi-led military coalition battling Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Sunday it conducted air strikes on Houthi military targets...

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