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Lana Melman is a lawyer and expert on the cultural boycott, and 25-year veteran of the entertainment industry.

ARTICLES BY: Lana Melman


May 25, 2017 10:29 am
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Using Comedy to Heal the Wounds of Terror

I remember how I felt when I first saw Paradise Now, the 2006 Oscar-nominated film about two Palestinian men solicited to become suicide bombers in Israel. At the end...

May 12, 2017 11:13 am
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Don’t Ignore the Cultural Boycott of Israel

Nearly 50 artists, including Roger Waters, Thurston Moore, Julie Christie and Mike Leigh, recently signed an open letter to the English rock band Radiohead, urging them to cancel their...

August 12, 2016 4:10 am
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Artfully Countering BDS at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

How do you steal a beach? For the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, the answer is: one grain of sand at a...

January 27, 2016 8:09 am
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An Iron Dome Against the Cultural Boycott of Israel

Prior to an Israeli Knesset conference this month concerning the delegitimization of Israel, MK Michael Oren called for a “legal and hasbara Iron dome.” The way...

November 4, 2015 8:01 am
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As Terror Strikes, a Message to Israel From the Diaspora

Fifty-four stabbings, 5 shootings, 5 car-rammings and daily news of seemingly endless strikes. Israel, you may be an island, but you are not alone. The Israel that...

September 13, 2015 5:40 am
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Why Boycotting Israeli Art Is an Attack on Our Humanity

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...

August 30, 2015 6:08 am
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Communist China and the BDS Movement Have a Lot in Common

The pandemic of artistic censorship spread last week, not only within China’s oppressive communist regime, but through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) effort against...

July 19, 2015 12:30 pm
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If BDS Supports Tolerance, Why is it Trying to Suppress Free Speech?

The cultural boycott against Israel strikes at the heart of freedom of expression. The Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) movement seeks to rob the world...

Culture

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Ranked Most Popular Celebrity on Social Media

JNS.org - Israeli actress and “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot was ranked first on...

NBA’s Indiana Pacers Draft Israeli-Born Player T.J. Leaf in First Round

JNS.org - The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Indiana Pacers on Thursday became the second...

Features

Unpacking the Message of Iran’s Missile Strike Against Islamic State

JNS.org - While Iran routinely threatens Israel, experts say that the Islamic Republic was...

Israel’s Recent Response to Syrian Mortars Deemed ‘Old Policy’

JNS.org - Mortar shells fired from Syria into the Israeli Golan Heights on Saturday...

Will Palestinian Energy Feud Spark Surge in Violence Against Israel?

JNS.org - The long-running feud between Hamas and Fatah has led to a deepening...

World

Major Documentary on UK Labour Party Antisemitism Premieres in London

Some of the UK's leading Jewish intellectuals gathered with Labour Party parliamentarians at London's JW3 Jewish community center on Monday night for the public launch of a major documentary on...

Israel

Israel’s Ivy League Graduates Hold 10th Annual Yacht Race

JNS.org - About 100 graduates from the world’s top universities participated in Israel’s 10th annual Ivy League Yacht Race last week in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Herzliya. Hosted by...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Approves Deal to Hand Over Strategic Red Sea Islands to Saud...

JNS.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ratified a treaty that hands over two strategic islands in the Red Sea to...

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