Cleveland Clinic fires physician over anti-Semitic comments

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Cleveland Clinic fired a resident physician after she shared anti-Semitic comments on social media, according to The Hill

The former employee, Lara Kollab, DO, had made anti-Semitic comments on social media for years, according to The Times of Israel, but Cleveland Clinic only recently discovered the comments. Dr. Kollab, who worked as a supervised resident at Cleveland Clinic from July to September of 2018, reportedly called for violence against Jews in several tweets.

In a screenshot of a 2012 tweet shared by The Times of Israel, Dr. Kollab said she would "purposely give all the yahood the wrong meds." Yahood is the Arabic word for Jews, according to The Hill.

"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," Cleveland Clinic said in a statement issued Dec. 31.

Dr. Kollab's social media accounts have been deactivated, according to Cleveland.com.

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