Lara Kollab Wiki
Lara Kollab Bio
|Lara Kollab is a 27 years old former Cleveland Clinic resident who has become the subject of international outrage after anti-Semitic posts she made on social media were uncovered.
Lara Kollab posted several offensive tweets on a personal Twitter account she used for many years. The tweets were discovered by the Canary Mission, a blacklist website that posts information on pro-Palestine students and professors.
|Lara Kollab Background information|
|Lara Kollab Age||She is currently 27 years old as of 2019|
|Lara Kollab Facebook, Twitter, Instagram||Kollab was using the Twitter handle @ellekay_. All her social media accounts have been deleted including her Linkedin Account.|
|Lara Kollab Education||
|Lara Kollab Nationality||American|
|Lara Kollab Ethnicity||Palestinian|
|Lara Kollab Religion||Muslim|
Lara Kollab Education
Kollab went to John Carroll University for her Bachelor ’s in Biology, Neuroscience and psychology graduating in 2013. She later joined Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York with a D.O. graduating in 2018.
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is a school with Jewish roots based in Middletown, New York. The school’s first class graduated in 2011 after it opened with an emphasis on training minority doctors. It was founded in New York City in 1971 and is the largest private Jewish university in the country.
Lara Kollab Medical License
Lara Kollab still has an active training certificate with the Ohio medical board, a search on the state’s medical license lookup shows. She was granted the training certificate on 24th July 2018, and it was effective as of July 1 of that same year. The certificate is set to expire on 30th June 2021. The license search website shows that the board has not taken any action against her.
Lara Kollab Tweets
In one of Lara Kollab’ tweet while in college student preparing to go to medical school, told a friend that she would purposefully give the wrong medication to Jewish patients when she became a doctor. She wrote on a 2nd January 2012, tweet, “hahha ewww.. ill purposely give all the yahood [Jews] the wrong meds…”
On 8th December 2012, Kollab tweeted, “After repeated failed diplomacy, our aim is to defeat the Zionist state through force,” in reply to a tweet stating that “peace won’t come by killing every Zionist. There has to be diplomacy.”
Another Kollab’s Tweet dated 27th August 2013 read, “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.”
Kollab also directed her antisemitism at people who lived in the city where she was attending school. She tweeted on 23rd April 2013, “Annoying to go to school in a city full of Jews because everywhere I go I hear about the wonderful Israel. About to tell this guy to stfu.”
On 22nd October 2012, She also tweeted about the Holocaust writing “After this debate, I have to watch a movie on the Holocaust and write a paper on it. I am going to be brutally unsympathetic. #sorrynotsorry.” On 11th October 2012, she tweeted, “If I have to write a paper about the Holocaust, I’m going to bring Palestine into it, and my professor better likes it.” When someone replied saying that the Holocaust never happened, Kollab responded, ” I think it did happen, it’s just exaggerated and the victimization of the jews (ignoring the others killed) is overdone.”
She also tweeted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, including that Israel runs America and about the “zionist-owned media.” She tweeted on 27th February 2013, “How can we be angry at misguided ppl in the West? The media and schools are the most powerful tools- both are full of Zionist propaganda.”
Lara Kollab Cleveland Clinic
Kollab worked as a first-year resident at the Cleveland Clinic from July to September 2018. The Clinic stated on its website on 31st December 2018 which clarified that Lara Kollab no longer works there. “Cleveland Clinic was recently made aware of comments posted to social media by a former employee. This individual was employed as a supervised resident at our hospital from July to September 2018. She is no longer working at Cleveland Clinic. 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,” the statement said.
Cleveland Clinic Statement
A spokesperson for Cleveland Clinic in a statement to NBC News Clarified that Kollab was fired in September after the hospital first learned of the social media posts. The Spokesperson Stated “When we learned of the social media post, we took immediate action, conducted an internal review and placed her on administrative leave. Her departure was related to those posts, and she has not worked at Cleveland Clinic since September.”
The Canary Mission first posted its “profile” of Kollab featuring the anti-Semitic tweets in March 2018, according to its Twitter account. The Canary Mission tweeted out its information on Kollab again on 27th December 2018, and it was picked up by mainstream media outlets for the first time, while also going viral on social media, leading to the comment being issued by the Cleveland Clinic.
Touro College Statement
Upon learning of the Twitter posts made by Kollab, Touro stated on Twitter. “Touro College is appalled by the anti-Semitic comments reportedly made by Lara Kollab, a graduate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. The mission of Touro College is to educate, perpetuate and enrich the historic Jewish tradition of tolerance and dignity,” the statement said.
Touro College is appalled by the anti-Semitic comments reportedly made by Lara Kollab, a graduate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. The mission of Touro College is to educate, perpetuate and enrich the historic Jewish tradition of tolerance and dignity.
— Touro College (@WeAreTouro) December 31, 2018
Lara Kollab Apology
On Friday 4th January 2019, Lara Kollab released a statement on Friday and posted in a blog post that “I wish sincerely and unequivocally to apologize for the offensive and hurtful language contained in those posts.” She said she visited Israel and the Palestinian territories every year as an adolescent and “became incensed at the suffering of the Palestinians under the Israeli occupation.”
Kollab in her apology further stated that “I matured into a young adult during the years I attended college and medical school, and adopted strong values of inclusion, tolerance, and humanity. I take my profession and the Hippocratic Oath seriously and would never intentionally cause harm to any patient seeking medical care.” She added that “I pray that the Jewish community will understand and forgive me.”