September 1, 2020
News Press Release

After Joining in Complaint Against Dangerous Antisemitic Doctor, ZOA Gratified Doctor’s License Revoked

Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein, ZOA Chair Mark Levenson, Esq., and Director of ZOA’s Center for Law & Justice Susan Tuchman, Esq. released the following statement:

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) welcomes, that after the ZOA and others filed strong complaints, the order entered by the State Medical Board of Ohio on August 20, 2020, permanently revoked the Jew-hating Dr. Lara Kollab’s certificate to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery in Ohio. The order followed the revelation that Kollab posted numerous antisemitic statements on social media, including that she would endanger the lives of Jewish patients by intentionally giving them dangerously wrong medications.

After graduating from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (Touro is an academic institution under Jewish auspices) in 2018, Kollab started her residency at Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic in July 2018. The Cleveland Clinic fired her in September 2018, after learning about Kollab’s dangerous and vicious antisemitic social media posts. In addition to stating that she would intentionally give Jews “the wrong meds,” Kollab’s antisemitic posts included her frightening statement that “people who support Israel should have their immune cells killed.” She said that we must “destroy the homes of the Jews” and “destroy the terrorist Nazi State of Israel.” She also called for violence against Jews, trivialized the Holocaust, defended the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hamas, and expressed support for terrorists on Twitter.

On January 4, 2019, the ZOA Center for Law and Justice joined with the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) in filing a formal complaint against Kollab with the Ohio State Board of Medical Examiners, urging that Kollab’s medical license be revoked permanently, “so that no other clinic or medical practice in Ohio might inadvertently hire her, and no other [Jewish or Israel supporting] patients will be put at risk.” On January 9, 2019, the ZOA joined in the ACLJ’s follow-up letter to the board, which addressed Kollab’s dishonest response to the revelations of her vicious antisemitism.   

Instead of acknowledging her wrongdoing, Kollab lied, claiming that she was the victim of an attempt to “frame” her. It was only after undeniable evidence that the antisemitic posts were hers and after enormous public pressure that Kollab finally issued an “apology,” which was actually more of an excuse for her inexcusably hateful, threatening, dangerous, and unprofessional conduct.

ZOA National President Morton A. Klein, ZOA National Board Chair Mark S. Levenson, Esq., and ZOA Director of the ZOA Center for Law and Justice, Susan Tuchman, Esq. strongly praised the State Medical Board of Ohio’s revocation order, stating, “The medical board did what it had to do to protect innocent patients’ lives and to prevent the practice of medicine from being abused in a way that would place patients at risk simply because they are Jews or supporters of Israel. No patient could ever feel safe in Kollab’s care. She should never be permitted to practice medicine anywhere, ever.” Justice was done!