LANA MELMAN is the CEO of Liberate Art Inc. and has been a leading expert in fighting the cultural boycott campaign against Israel since 2011. Her life mission is to educate others about the tactics, strategies, and goals of the boycott effort through speaking engagements, broadcast interviews, and opinion pieces in national and international publications. As a Hollywood liaison, Melman has worked with the representatives of over a thousand artists targeted by BDS, including Alicia Keys, Cyndi Lauper, and Pitbull.
In 2014, Melman circulated a statement in support of Israel’s right to defend itself. Signed by over 300 Hollywood luminaries, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Seth Rogen, Kelsey Grammer, Sylvester Stallone, and Sarah Silverman, the declaration appeared in dozens of international publications. An attorney and 20-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Lana Melman’s previous career included serving in both business and creative capacities at CBS, Warner Bros., and Paramount.
Her new book, ARTISTS UNDER FIRE: The BDS War Against Celebrities, Jews, and Israel (Lioncrest Publishing, May 2022; ISBN 978-1-5445-2850-2; $26.99) exposes antisemitic agendas infiltrating the entertainment Industry. Learn more at

Author Lana Melman puts the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel on trial and tells the stories of artists like Scarlett Johansson, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, The Rolling Stones, and more, who are being used as pawns in BDS’s destructive crusade. She calls out a vocal group of artists, led by Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters, who have joined the attack and created a star-studded battle between themselves and the thousands of musicians, filmmakers, and authors who refuse to be cowed.


Artists under Fire provides Israel supporters with an action plan to stand up to the cultural boycott campaign and will cause its followers to question the motives of their leaders, the company they are keeping, and the consequences of their actions.


On Sunday, July 31, 2022,  the Atlanta Israel Coalition will host Lana Melman in Atlanta for two FREE hybrid events (in-person and live-streamed).


9955 Coleman Road, Roswell, GA 30075


TEMPLE EMANU-EL at 7:00 pm
1580 Spalding Dr, Sandy Springs, GA 30350


Please note this will be a BOOK SIGNING EVENT and Lana will be speaking about her newly released book, Artists Under Fire: The BDS War against Celebrities, Jews, and IsraelBooks (paperback) will be available on-site, but we encourage guests to purchase the book in advance on Amazon or at their local book store especially if they want a hardcover.

Paperback Via Amazon/: $18.50 (approx.)

Paperback on Site: $20.00 (CASH ONLY)

Local Book Store: The book can also be ordered at your local bookstore.


Artist Under Fire made Amazon’s Best Selling New Release in 4 different categories and has received rave reviews and led to numerous radio and TV interviews including for “Wake Up America.” Click here for a partial list:


Some Advance Praise:

“Artists Under Fire should ignite the fair-minded to fight the increasing denigration and demonization of Israel and of Jews. A full, fair, and necessary account of an alarming, growing trend.” —David Wolpe, named by Newsweek as one of the fifty most influential rabbis in America


“Lana Melman shines a light on how antisemitism impacts the entertainment industry and on the hypocrisy that underpins the BDS movement.” —Ben Silverman, Emmy and Golden Globe Award–winning producer behind The Office, Jane the Virgin, and Ugly Betty, among many others


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