Cleveland Clinic employee 'no longer working' at hospital after anti-Semitic comments surface
A Cleveland medical center employee who made multiple anti-Semitic comments on Twitter is no longer working there, the hospital confirmed.
The employee was identified as Lara Kollab by the Canary Mission, a website that tracks anti-Semitic comments online. She worked at the hospital as a supervised resident from July to September 2018.
“She is no longer working at Cleveland Clinic. In no way do these beliefs reflect those of our organization,” The Cleveland Clinic said in a statement Monday. “We fully embrace diversity, inclusion and a culture of safety and respect across our entire health system.”
In January 2012, Kollab tweeted “ill (sic) purposely give all the yahood (Jews) the wrong meds,” the Canary Mission reported. She also wrote calling for Allah to end the lives of the Jews “so we stop being forced to go to those unclean ones.”
“I don't mean to sound insensitive but I have a REALLY hard time feeling bad about Holocaust seeing as the ppl who were in it now kill my ppl,” she tweeted in October 2012.
Dozens of other messages on her page reportedly called for violence against Jewish people, spread anti-semitic messages, diminished the Holocaust and compared Israel to Nazi Germany.
She has since deactivated her Twitter account.
Kollab’s medical license expires in June 2021, according to state records.
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