In Dr. Lara Kollab’s recent “apology,” she attempted to blame Israeli Jews for her disgusting tweets and also made the claim that she was just young.
Canary Mission Since she had previously been caught lying about her account being a fake, Canary Mission began to verify her new claims, diligently trawling through our archive of her Twitter feed. We found some very disturbing new material.
On May 4, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “Studying for my med micro final, came across this. Clearly, I pay attention in class and write very useful notes.” The tweet featured a handwritten note that read:
Dr. Kollab has been inundated with support from White Nationalists on her vitals.com page. They have posted scores of 5-star reviews in response to hundreds of negative reviews.
Dr. Kollab is not the only Cleveland-based hospital employee to spew dangerous anti-Semitism. In 2016, Mansour Salti indicated that he was employed at Cleveland’s MetroHealth Hospital. In the same year, he tweeted that while driving “this Jew with curls ran across the street in front of me I swear I wanted to run his ass over.”
In other tweets, she openly expressed her desire to use her academic and future medical work to further her extreme political views.
Did you know that the medical school Kollab attended was a Jewish college?
On March 26, 2018, Canary Mission published a profile on Dr. Kollab, who was then a final-year medical student at Touro College Of Osteopathic Medicine. Kollab responded by deleting her hateful tweets, leaving her Twitter account up. Record of the tweets was saved in Canary Mission’s screenshots.
FOX News Before the woman began her career in medicine, she received a D.O. (Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine) degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, a New York City-based Jewish college that prides itself on being “rooted in Jewish tradition, built on Jewish values.”
In addition to tweeting out that once qualified, Dr. Kollab would give “the wrong meds” to Jewish patients. the fired resident’s surfaced comments also show her making anti-Semitic comments on social media, including calling Jews “dogs,” comparing them to the Nazis, and minimizing the Holocaust.
“Look, Haifa is sweet (nice), but it’s full of Jewish dogs, and it looks like America, meaning, it wasn’t that special to me,” she wrote in another tweet. “I don’t mean to sound insensitive but I have a REALLY hard time feeling bad about Holocaust seeing as the people who were in it now kill my people,” she tweeted as well.
Her social media pages also feature pro-terrorism comments, including defending Palestinian terror group Hamas, stating that “Hamas was created in response to decades of brutal oppression with stated goal of ending that oppression” and that it “doesn’t hate Jews, Hamas wants to liberate their people.”
The tweet initially caused a buzz on Twitter, then became an international story, featuring in mainstream media in the US, UK, Australia and beyond.
Her profile indicated that she worked at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. When word reached the clinic, they issued a statement condemning her anti-Semitism and asserting that she was no longer employed at the clinic. They later amended the statement to reveal that they had fired her in September 2018, after three months of residency, once they became aware of her anti-Semitic posts.
But Kollab’s problems didn’t end with her dismissal from the Cleveland Clinic: One of President Donald Trump‘s attorneys, Jay Sekulow, the head of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), is petitioning for her to lose her medical license.
In a formal complaint sent to the Ohio State Board of Medical Examiners, Sekulow wrote on behalf of the ACLJ and that Lara Kollab should be stripped of her medical license. Physician Lara Kollab, a first-year resident at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, took part in social media rants that included anti-Semitic hate speech and dangerous threats.
FOX News “Dr. Kollab’s statements and intentions go far beyond the realms of free speech,” the complaint, in the form of a letter, said. “Allowing her near any patients could literally jeopardize lives.” Sekulow described Kollab as “unfit to practice medicine” because of her words, which included saying that she would “purposely give all the [Jews] the wrong meds.”
The ACLJ is filing a formal complaint – in conjunction with the ZOA – with the Ohio State Board of Medical Examiners noting that Kollab’s “statements and intentions go far beyond the realms of free speech. Allowing her near any patients could literally jeopardize lives. Dr. Kollab is obviously unfit to practice medicine.”
The ACLJ is urging Ohio officials to revoke her license: “While it is true that Dr. Kollab’s temporary license limits her to practicing medicine at the Clinic and is therefore practically useless for the moment, the purpose of this letter is to officially ask the Board to revoke her medical license permanently, so that no other clinic or medical practice in Ohio might inadvertently hire her, and no other patients might be put at risk.”
Should a doctor who makes threats about giving Jews the wrong medication with the intent to cause harm be entitled to practice medicine? The answer is no. The medical license should be permanently revoked. Threats to cause harm must never be tolerated in any setting, including the medical field.
The ACLJ is also launching a national petition to urge officials in Ohio to permanently revoke Kollab’s medical license.
Jay Seculow and the ACLJ have a stellar history of fighting Muslim intimidation tactics against groups like CAIR, keeping Islam out of our public schools, fighting antisemitism, as well as fighting against Christian persecution, both in America and abroad.