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Cleveland Clinic Distances Itself From Former Medical Resident With History of Online Antisemitic Statements

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Cleveland Clinic Miller Family Pavilion. Photo: HealthMonitor / Wikimedia Commons. – The Cleveland Clinic distanced itself on Monday from a former medical resident with a history of making antisemitic remarks online — such as a 2012 tweet in which she said, “[I]ll purposely give all the yahood the wrong meds.”

“This individual was employed as a supervised resident at our hospital from July to September 2018. She is no longer working at Cleveland Clinic,” the hospital said in a statement. “In no way do these beliefs reflect those of our organization. We fully embrace diversity, inclusion, and a culture of safety and respect across our entire health system.”

Lara Kollab studied at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York before her residency at the Cleveland Clinic.

“After repeated failed diplomacy, our aim is to defeat the Zionist state through force,” Kollab tweeted in December 2012 in response to a tweet that said “Peace won’t come by killing every Zionist. There has to be diplomacy.”

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“Khalid stop starting fala7i vs madani [peasant vs civilized] wars on twitter! roo7o [go] fight with yahood [Jews] instead. Yallah,” Kollab tweeted in March 2013.

She posted five months later on Twitter: “@ShabanSalya Allah yo5od el yahood 3ashan enbattel nettar nroo7 3nd hel wes5een -___- [May Allah take back (end the lives) of the Jews so we stop being forced to go to those unclean ones].”

Kollab’s Twitter and Instagram accounts are no longer active.

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