Archive for the ‘Melman in the Media’ Category

After the bomb goes off

“Comedy for Koby” heals lives I remember how I felt when I first saw Paradise Now the 2006 Academy Award nominated film about two Palestinian men solicited for a terrorist attack on Tel Aviv. At the end of the movie, one of the two men enters a bus teeming with Israeli life — soldiers, the […]

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What’s it like for artists, like Alicia Keys, who are targeted by boycott pressure?

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on May 16, 2017 in Melman in the Media, Podcasts |

Lana Melman talks at the Tamar Yonah Radio Show about BDS and the cultural boycott against Israel.

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The cultural boycott is a freedom of artistic issue not a political Israel issue

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on May 12, 2017 in Melman in the Media, Podcasts |

Lana Melman talks at the Tamar Yonah Radio Show about BDS and the cultural boycott against Israel.

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Open Letter To Pitchfork Music Magazine Regarding Radiohead

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on April 25, 2017 in Melman in the Media, Melman Reflections |

Originally published on Israellycool 25/04/2017 Dear Pitchfork Music Magazine Editor, Your report on an open letter from artists Roger Waters, Thurston Moore and others urging Radiohead to cancel their July performance in Tel Aviv is not so much sharing a news story as it is helping to spread misinformation and propaganda. The article repeats slanderous […]

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Lana Melman on the Barry Faber Radio Show

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on April 14, 2017 in Melman in the Media, Podcasts |

Listen to the interview with Lana Melman on the Barry Faber Radio Show.

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What does the Cultural Boycott against Israel have in common with Totalitarian Regimes?

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on February 22, 2017 in Melman in the Media, Podcasts |

Lana Melman, CEO of LiberateArt talks at the Mike Siegel Radio Show about What does the Cultural Boycott against Israel have in common with Totalitarian Regimes?

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Why aren’t members of the entertainment industry doing more?

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on February 22, 2017 in Melman in the Media, Podcasts |

Lana Melman, CEO of Liberate Art Inc, talks at the Mike Siegel Radio Show about why members in Hollywood and elsewhere from the entertainment industry are doing more to stop the cultural boycott against Israel.

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Who are the artists supporting Israel?

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on February 22, 2017 in Melman in the Media, Podcasts |

Lana Melman, CEO of Liberate Art Inc, talks about who are really the ones who stand with Israel at the Mike Siegel Radio Show.

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Two Sides of the Cultural Boycott

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on February 22, 2017 in Melman in the Media, Podcasts |

Lana Melman, CEO of Liberate Art Inc, talks about the two sides of the cultural boycott at the Mike Siegel Radio Show.

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Better definition for BDS is Boycott, Discriminate and Segregate

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on January 5, 2017 in Melman in the Media, Melman Reflections |

Originally published at the Los Angles Times on 12-27-16 To the editor: Saltzberg offers a much-needed offensive strategy to defeat the immoral BDS campaign against Israel on college campuses. I suggest we build on that strategy. The BDS campaign is itself a human rights violator that seeks to silence the voices of all who dare to […]

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Where is support for the cultural boycott coming from?

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on January 5, 2017 in Melman in the Media, Podcasts |
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The Cultural Boycott and the Social Media Power of Artists

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on January 5, 2017 in Melman in the Media, Podcasts |
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Israel’s Rising Star in Hollywood

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on November 1, 2016 in Melman in the Media |

How do you go from a rising star to a superstar in Hollywood? Publicity. All eyes will be on Israel’s film and television industry this month with an editorial spotlight on Israeli TV in Variety Magazine, and a Liberate Art hosted online virtual event featuring Israel’s most exciting filmmakers and artist community. I am so pleased to have worked as […]

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Hollywood Spotlights Israel! (Press Release)

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on October 18, 2016 in Melman in the Media, Melman Reflections |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lana Melman, CEO Liberate Art, Inc. Bookings@LanaMelman.com 424-653-6112 Los Angeles – October 18, 2016 All eyes will be on Israel’s film and television industry this month with a special editorial spotlight in Variety Magazine and an online event featuring Israel’s most exciting filmmakers and shows. Variety Magazine is shining a spotlight on Israel’s […]

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EXCLUSIVE Q&A on Ricky Martin with concert promoter Gad Oron

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on September 14, 2016 in Melman in the Media |

Lana Melman, Liberate Art: What is Ricky like as a person? Gad Oron, concert promoter: In the short time we had a chance to meet – He sounds and looks a great & happy person who works quite hard. Lana Melman, Liberate Art: What made Ricky decide to invite 75 Palestinians to be his guest at […]

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Israeli artists seek peace at the Shalom Festival in Edinburgh

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on August 11, 2016 in Melman in the Media |

How do you steal a beach? For the boycott, sanctions and divestment (BDS) campaign against Israel, the answer is one grain of sand at a time. The cultural boycott effort seeks to rob the world of one of its most valued treasures – freedom of artistic expression – one artist, one performance, one exhibit at a time. A […]

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Roseanne Barr gets it right

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on April 17, 2016 in Melman in the Media |

Since attending a recent conference on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) effort in Jerusalem, comedian and television star, Roseanne Barr has taken center stage on the subject – loudly denouncing the boycott effort against Israel. In a recent interview for Israel’s Channel 2, reported in JerusalemOnline, Ms. Barr also expresses regret over her previous statements condemning the Jewish state. […]

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When anti-Israel propagandists promote cultural bridges: to cheer or jeer?

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on April 11, 2016 in Melman in the Media |

“Every performance is a testimony to the power of music to break down barriers, to promote cultural understanding and to build bridges between communities,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. Certainly, artistic collaboration promotes cultural understanding among the participants and serves as a symbol of hope for the public. By seeking to prevent such associations, the […]

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Trip to Israel Is the Best Thing in the Oscar ‘Swag Bag’

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on March 20, 2016 in Melman in the Media |

Last Wednesday an ad ran in the Los Angeles Times, the de facto neighborhood paper for the movie capital of the world, pressuring Academy Award nominees including film stars Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence and Christian Bale to refuse the gift of a trip to Israel included in this year’s Oscar “SWAG bag”.  Its co-sponsors, US Campaign […]

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Top Concert Promoter, Gad Oron, on bringing Seinfeld to Israel

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on February 25, 2016 in Melman in the Media |

Gad Oron is one of Israel’s leading concert and entertainment promoters. He is responsible for bringing great entertainers such as Robbie Williams, the Harlem Globetrotters, Elton John, Leonard Cohen, Sir Tom Jones, Juliette Greco, Metallica, Rod Stewart, Justin Bieber, Bob Dylan, and Paul Simon to Israel. He recently brought Jerry Seinfeld to Israel for four sold out nights […]

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An Iron Dome Against the Cultural Boycott of Israel

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on January 27, 2016 in Melman in the Media |

 Proponents of the cultural boycott want to prevent international audiences from experiencing Israeli art, and want to cut the flow of world art going into Israel. To see this solely as an Israeli problem, however, is to look into the wrong end of the binoculars. The cultural boycott eviscerates the role of artists to create change and […]

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Graffiti Artist Gonzo247 stands up for freedom of expression

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on January 16, 2016 in Melman in the Media |

Liberate Art interview on freedom of expression with graffiti artist Gonzo247 from Houston, Texas at Miami Art Basel Festival.

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Ziggy Marley Accepts Shalom Peace Award at JNFuture Soiree

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on November 17, 2015 in Melman in the Media |

“I’ve been connected to Israel from when I was a child. Through my father, my mother, we have a strong belief in the history. If you’ve heard of my father…you’ve heard of exodus….We are strongly connected to the history of Israel and feel a very spiritual and personal connection to that land and the people […]

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As Terror Strikes – A Message to Israel from the Diaspora

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on November 11, 2015 in Melman in the Media |

A message from from the diaspora: “The Israel that is scattered across the globe is bound in heart and soul with those who lay their heads to rest each night in the land of Abraham.”          

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Lauryn Hill Sides with Discord and Makes Anti-Israel Video

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on October 30, 2015 in Melman in the Media |

Lauryn Hill gave up an opportunity to learn the truth for herself when she canceled her performance in Israel. She gave up her power to be a bridge for peace when she participated in the video.        

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Protest Art or Propaganda?

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on October 19, 2015 in Melman in the Media |

An interview with Craig Dershowitz, executive director of Artists4Israel, about the intersection between political and artistic expression in Western society today.

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Art, Man and God

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on October 12, 2015 in Melman in the Media |

Art, the universal language, touches us all; atheist and Orthodox, Christian, Muslim, and Jew. It is both earthly and divine; the gift of creation from the Creator.

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Boycotts and Blacklists: China, Norway and musician, Matisyahu

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on August 31, 2015 in Melman in the Media |

Like the Communist Party of China, boycott proponents discriminate against certain art and artists as a means to influence thought and behavior. Unlike the BDS advocates, the Chinese rulers are honest about what they are doing, and openly call it a “blacklist.”

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The Isolation of Art’s True Freedom Fighters

Posted by Lana on July 29, 2015 in Melman in the Media |

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 of one of its most valued treasures – freedom of expression – one artist, one performance, one exhibit at a time.

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BDS Campaign Against Israel Violates Freedom of Expression

Posted by Lana on July 29, 2015 in Melman in the Media |

    Exclusive Interview: Exclusive Interview with Lana Melman, an expert on the cultural boycott: The cultural boycott effort against Israel seeks to separate artist from audience to advance its own political agenda. Do you know where else we see that? In totalitarian regimes.

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Roger Waters to Dionne Warwick: “When an artist says NO she really means YES.”

Posted by Lana on July 29, 2015 in Melman in the Media |

Roger Waters’ recent Salon.com commentary about Dionne Warwick’s tour in Israel is insulting, profoundly presumptuous, and smacks of sexism.

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Lauryn Hill and the boycott’s other victims: An issue of freedom of expression

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on June 2, 2015 in Melman in the Media |

Proponents of the cultural Boycott, Sanctions and Divestments (BDS) campaign against Israel claim that their cause is human rights and their goal is Palestinian self-determination. Artists like Lauryn Hill, who recently canceled her May 7 performance in Israel, however, are the unspoken victims of a campaign that disparages them, threatens them, interferes with their right […]

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BDS protesters cause disturbance in London

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on January 13, 2015 in Melman in the Media |

BDS protestors cause disturbance in London – a Liberate Art original video brings crucial context to these infringements on cultural exchange.  

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Danny Glover Champions Boycott, Discrimination, and Segregation (BDS)

Posted by Asst-at-Liberate-Art on June 2, 2014 in Melman in the Media |

Danny Glover, William Ayers, rapper Invincible, as well as others involved in the making of “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” recently issued a statement which called for the film to be withdrawn from the annual documentary film festival DocAviv, in Tel Aviv, in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign (BDS).  The statement […]

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