Portman PR Fiasco Gets Cheers From BDS

ALGEMEINER –  BY LANA MELMAN APRIL 27, 2018 

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 the recipient for his or her professional accomplishments and Jewish values.

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Artists Speak Out for Israel on Independence Day

THE JEWISH PRESS –BY LANA MELMAN APRIL 19, 2018
Liberate Art, founded less than 3 years ago, connects the international entertainment community and Israel creating fresh content and important events.  In celebration of Israeli Independence Day, we share a few of Liberate Art’s exclusive videos featuring artists speaking out for Israel.

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My Personal Holocaust Remembrance

THE TIMES OF ISRAEL BY LANA MELMAN - Apr 12, 2018

Growing up I was deeply attached to my mother and her extended family. They took us in when we didn’t have anyone or anything else. They united behind us, nurtured and loved us.

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The role of entertainers in BDS: engine or caboose?

THE TIMES OF ISRAEL BY LANA MELMAN - Feb 21, 2018

What role do entertainers play in the cultural boycott campaign against Israel? Is this an artist movement or a grassroots political campaign? What part does the nationality of the artist play? Are artists the engine of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign or the caboose?

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Justice for Oxfam’s Anti-Israel Bigotry?

ALGEMEINER - BY LANA MELMAN Feb 15, 2018

In 2014, Oxfam threw Scarlett Johansson under the bus because of her association with SodaStream, an Israeli company that employed hundreds of Palestinians and served as a bellwether for peaceful co-existence between Palestinians and Jews.



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The Role of Entertainers in BDS: Engine or Caboose?

ALGEMEINER - BY LANA MELMAN Feb 12, 2018

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 does the nationality of the artist play? Are artists the engine of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign — or the caboose?



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Good Lorde, Another Cancellation

ALGEMEINER - BY LANA MELMAN Jan 5, 2018

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

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