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    Kollab's anti-Israel remarks were first tracked by the Canary Mission, a monitoring group which seeks to out anti-Semites. The group accused the woman of inciting violence against Jews, spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and suggesting Israel is exploiting the Holocaust.

    A clinic in Ohio's second-largest city of Cleveland has confirmed that a female employee who posted anti-Semitic comments on social media had been fired, according to local media. 

    "She is no longer working at Cleveland Clinic. In no way do these beliefs reflect those of our organisation. We fully embrace diversity, inclusion and a culture of safety and respect across our entire health system," the clinic said in a statement.

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    The former employee, identified as Lara Kollab, worked as a supervised resident at the clinic in 2018, between July and September. 

    Her social media accounts have been deactivated since the clinic administration was made aware of Kollab’s anti-Semitic remarks, which were first documented by the Canary Mission and provoked predominantly negative reaction from Twitter users.

    Kollab's comments specifically included threats to mistreat Jewish patients.

    "Hahha ewww.. I'll purposely give all the [Jews] the wrong meds," she wrote in a tweet dating back to 2012, according to Canary Mission.

    The group accused Kollab of comparing Israel to Nazi Germany, spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and hatred of Israel, as well as accusing the Jewish state of exploiting the Holocaust.

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