Lara Kollab stated she would give Jews the “wrong meds” and that supporters of Israel should have their “immune cells killed.” She has called for violence against Jews, spread anti-Semitism, trivialized the Holocaust, defended the terror organization Hamas and expressed support for terrorists on Twitter.
The State Medical Board of Ohio has issued a citation to Dr. Lara Kollab that it intends to impose disciplinary action on her – ranging from limiting her license to permanent suspension as well as the potential for fines. (Cleveland Jewish News)
People lose their jobs, their good names, their livelihood over perceived, nonexistent insult to protected classes but this very real danger to people might still practice medicine. This is madness. It’s criminal.
DR. LARA KOLLAB REQUESTS HEARING BEFORE STATE MEDICAL BOARD OF OHIO ON ANTI-SEMITIC TWEETS
By Jane Kaufman, Cleveland Jewish News, August 23, 2019:
KOLLAB IS FACING POTENTIAL DISCIPLINE BEFORE THE STATE MEDICAL BOARD OF OHIO FOLLOWING A JUNE 19 INVESTIGATORY DEPOSITION IN WHICH SHE ADMITTED TO HAVING AUTHORED A SERIES OF ANTI-SEMITIC TWEETS BEGINNING IN 2011 AND ENDING IN 2013.
The tweets were revealed by Canary Mission, which tracks and publicizes anti-Semitic rhetoric on social media.
“This is a very unfortunate set of circumstances,” said Columbus lawyer James M. McGovern, who confirmed his firm is representing Kollab. “And the doctor is doing everything she can to make things right for the people that she has upset or harmed through her comments.”
McGovern, whose firm Graff & McGovern specializes in representing licensees in front of licensure boards, said he could not specify what actions Kollab is taking.
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“Those I can’t discuss with you, but I can assure you that there are steps being taken,” he told the Cleveland Jewish News on Aug. 22.
Tessie Pollock, director of communication for the State Medical Board of Ohio, said Kollab’s request for hearing was filed Aug. 7 by McGovern.
On July 10, Dr. Kim Rothermel, secretary of the medical board, sent a certified letter to Kollab’s home in Westlake and to both McGovern and Cleveland lawyer Ziad Tayeh.
The four-page letter detailed several of Kollab’s tweets.
“On or about October 7, 2013, your initial application fee was submitted to Touro Osteopathic Medical School (Touro), which you described in your February 2019 sworn statement as ‘a school deeply rooted in Jewish tradition.’” Rothermel’s letter stated. “At your June 2019 deposition, you admitted that after being accepted Touro, you deleted the anti-Semitic tweets from your Twitter feed. You also acknowledged that if Touro had known of your anti-Semitic tweets they probably would not have admitted you as an osteopathic medical student.”
The letter states that Kollab told Kerns Medical Center in Bakersfield, Calif., she left her Cleveland Clinic residency because of a death in the family.
“You did not disclose that, in fact, you had resigned in lieu of termination due to your discriminatory social media posting,” Rothermel wrote. “On or about December 27, 2018, you sent the following reply message to @canarymission and @WeAreTouro in which you falsely claimed that Canary Mission used a fake account in an effort to frame you. When questioned about this message at our June 2019 deposition, you admitted that the content of your December 27, 2018 message was false and that you knew it was false at the time you authored and posted/tweeted the message. …”
“Although you asserted at your June 2019 deposition that you now feel ashamed of your discriminatory comments, when asked if your tweets reflect good moral character, you admitted they do not.”
Rothermel’s letter outlined possible disciplinary action the medical board might take, which could take the form of limiting, revoking, permanently revoking, suspending, refusing to grant or register or renew or reinstate her “training license/certificate to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery, or to reprimand you or place you on probation…”
The intrepid Canary Mission broke the initial story: of Dr. Kollab’s monstrous hatred:
Lara Kollab stated she would give Jews the “wrong meds” and that supporters of Israel should have their “immune cells killed.” She has called for violence against Jews, spread anti-Semitism, trivializedthe Holocaust, defended the terror organization Hamas and expressed support for terrorists on Twitter.
In December 2018, Kollab’s LinkedIn said she graduated from the Touro College Of Osteopathic Medicine (Touro) with a D.O. in 2018. She received a bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University (JCU) in 2013.
In a January 2, 2019 statement, the Cleveland Clinic said they had fired Kollab in September 2018, “after the clinic was made aware of her social media posts.”
Kollab’s LinkedIn also said that she was a Biology tutor “to high school and college kids in her hometown” since 2013, a Mentor to “1st, 2nd, and 3rd year medical students” since 2015, and a “Big Sister” at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America since 2016.
Kollab is a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and a supporter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Kollab is also affiliated with the anti-Israel organization Al Awdaand with its co-founder, Abbas Hamideh.
Kollab is connected to other social media users, whose feeds are replete with anti-Jewish posts. These connections are detailed at the bottom of this profile.
In March 2018, Kollab used the alias “Elle Kay” on social media, but went by “Lara Kollab” in December 2018.
THREATENING MEDICAL TWEETS
On January 2, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “hahha ewww.. ill purposely give all the yahood [Jews] the wrong meds…”
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.”
Kollab’s tweet featured a handwritten note that read: “People who support Israel should have their immune cells killed so they can see how it feels to not be able to defend yourself from foreign invaders.”
On November 24, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “Israel, I’m making it my goal in life to expose you to everyone I meet. If I can twist a biology paper to include your crimes, I will do it.”
CALLING FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST JEWS
On August 28, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “@ShabanSalya Allah yo5od el yahood 3ashan enbattel nettar nroo7 3nd hel wes5een -___- [May Allah take back (end the lives) of the Jews so we stop being forced to go to those unclean ones]”
On March 29, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “Khalid stop starting fala7i vs madani [peasant vs civilized]wars on twitter! roo7o [go]fight with yahood [Jews] instead. Yallah.”
On December 8, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “After repeated failed diplomacy, our aim is to defeat the Zionist state through force.” Kollab was responding to a tweet that said: “Peace won’t come by killing every Zionist. There has to be diplomacy.”
On August 27, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “shoof, ah 7efa 7elwe bes 7efa kolha yahood klab w looks like America, ya3ni wasn’t that special to me [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].”
On April 23, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “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 September 7, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “loll my friend’s husband works in an arabic restaurant.. a yahoodi [Jew] came in asking for israeli hummus.. he kicked him out of the restaurant”
On the same day, Kollab tweeted: “anddd falafel and shawarma and maftool and argeela and anything that’s OURS -__- klab [dog].”
On July 26, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “walking through the streets of palestine is funny- every person who gets mad says something along the lines of ‘Allah yo5odhom el yahood’ [Allah will take them, the Jews]”
On June 30, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “yi5rib beethom el yahood [Destroy the homes of the Jews].. they live so damn long. Yitzhak Shamir, former prime minister of the apartheid state, died today at 96.”
On June 10, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “reminiscing about the jesr [bridge]and how the yahood [Jews] unfold and mess up all our clothes, steal things from our suitcases,… ugh klab [dogs]-__-.”
On May 1, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “studying,I hear my dad screaming,I run upstairs, ‘sho fe baba?! [what happened daddy?], he’s watching a video about yahood [Jews] screaming ‘EL YAHOOD KLAB!!’ [THE JEWS ARE DOGS!!] #paliprobs.”
On April 4, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “why is this airport literally full of Jews. I just had an evil staring contest with one bc he was staring. they look like settlers.”
On March 22, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “yeah! so stupid! Yahood [Jews]”
On March 16, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “‘The battle for survival in a hostile environment is a familiar struggle for Jews the world over, …’ boohoo?”
On March 6, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “‘@FreeePalestine_: #Kony has to be a yahoodi [Jew] on the inside’ lol #blametheyahood #palestinianprobs.”
On February 8, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “yi5rib beethom el yahood [Destroy the homes of the Jews] #iSaythatalot.”
On January 2, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “freakin yahood [Jews].”
On January 1, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “so basically every mseba [insult]I say is directed at the yahood [Jews] haha. even if I do something really stupid I say ‘hebel yihbilhom el yahood’ [stupid stupid Jews]hehe.”
On October 27, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “@AdamA_90 I’m dressing up as a yahoodi for halloween.”
On October 16, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “‘they want it as a ‘symbol of Jewish pride’.. why don’t you create a hat or something as a symbol of your nazi.. er jewish.. Pride.”
On October 7, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “@SalyaFalastenia whattt! it was free on my phone! 3anjad yahood [ٍseriously Jews] loll”
On August 20, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “@ZaidAtalla yeahh Allah yo5odhom el yahood [Allah will take the Jews].”
On July 22, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “@SalyaFalastenia I blame israel for everything. everything that goes wrong, i say ‘allah yo5od el yahood’ [Allah will kill the Jews] :P.”
On June 26, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “@SalyaFalastenia allah yo5odhom el yahood eli 7aramoona min bladna [Allah will take the Jews who exiled us from our country] :/”
TRIVIALIZING THE HOLOCAUST
On October 22, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “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 October 11, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “If I have to write a paper about the holocaust, I’m going to bring palestine into it and my professor better like it.” Moe Hamdan responded: “make sure you mention the fact that ‘The Holocaust’ never happened.”
Kollab then tweeted back: “@MoeHamdan34 I think it did happen, it’s just exaggerated and the victimization of the jews (ignoring the others killed) is overdone.”
On October 9, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “Of course the only prejudice my class focuses on is US racism against African Americans and the Holocaust. Poor Jews. They’re so oppressed.”
On the same day, Kollab tweeted: “I don’t mean to sound insensitive but I have a REALLY hard time feeling bad about Holocaust seeing as the ppl who were in it now kill my ppl.”
On the same day, Kollab tweeted: “So hard for me to not roll my eyes when the prof was saying that for our midterm, we have to watch a movie about the Holocaust+write a paper.”
On July 21, 2014, Kollab tweeted: “Realize that Hamas was created in response to decades of brutal oppression with stated goal of ending that oppression.”
On July 25, 2014, after another Twitter user challenged Kollab’s claim and noted that Hamas’s charter“says their goal is to destroy Israel and all Jews,” Kollab replied: “@OphirEis Actually, stop exploiting the Holocaust to justify killing babies. Hamas says nothing about all Jews. It’s about injustice.”
On July 28, 2014, Kollab tweeted: “It shouldn’t even be big news that Hamas’ leader said that. Hamas exists bc of occupation. Hamas NEVER mentioned ‘all Jews worldwide’”
Articles 22 and 32 of the Hamas charter attacked Judaism and Zionism on a global basis.
Article 28 claims: “Israel, Judaism and Jews challenge Islam and the Moslem people. ‘May the cowards never sleep.’”
On January 14, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “@kmoran98 Palestinians are Semetic so we can’t be anti-Semitic. And Hamas doesn’t hate Jews, Hamas wants to liberate their people.”
EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR TERRORISTS
On August 29, 2017, Kollab tweeted: “This girl literally calls herself young kanafani imagine thinking you’re that revolutionary while posting selfies holy s**t.”
Kanafani was a leading member and spokesperson for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) during the terrorist organization’s early years.
On March 8, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “My parents met during a political protest which my mom was heading. Palestinian women are even part of the armed resistance.”
On February 14, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “University students in Nablus in solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers. #SamerIssawi.” The tweet featured a photo of a crowd surrounding a giant Palestinian flag.
Samer Issawi is a member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) who received a 26 year prison sentence in 2002. During the second intifada, Issawi manufactured and distributed pipe bombs and, in several incidents, fired indiscriminately on Israeli civilian vehicles.
On January 26, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “#Free Samer.” The tweet featured a quote by Samer Issawi.
On January 22, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “Jihad Al-Obeidi’s first bite of knafa Nabulsiyeh after being in occupation prison for 25 years. :’)”
On June 3, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “the fact that an Israeli soldier once told me that nablus is a ‘terrorist factory’ makes me so proud :’)”
On February 21, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “victory for #palestine today. our voices were heard and our demands met. khader adnan will be free and so will falasteen inshallah :)”
On February 19, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “#KhaderAdnan is dying so we can live. #Palestine #KhaderExists.”
Khader Adnan is a senior member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist organization. A 2007 YouTube video showed Adnan praising and encouraging suicide bombings: “Who among you will carry the next explosive belt? Who among you will fire the next bullets? Who among you will have his body parts blown all over?”
COMPARING ISRAEL TO NAZI GERMANY
On October 20, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “Tell me what makes Israel’s ‘we must remain a Jewish state’ obsession any less disturbing than Hitler’s obsession with a pure white nation.”
On May 9, 2013, Kollab tweeted one day earlier: “Adidas, Puma, and Hugo Boss were founded by Nazis. They made cool stuff so they couldn’t possibly be evil. #IfTheWorldFollowedZionistLogic.”
The next day, she tweeted: “I just googled it. Zionists say you can’t boycott them bc they invent things.. so did lots of evil ppl. Idiots.”
On December 12, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “If Nazi Germany and Apartheid South Africa had a baby, they would name it israel #PalestineAlwaysUnderAttack.”
On August 5, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “@ModernState a) jews aren’t a race b) zionists does not equal jews c) zionists are murderous 21st century nazis.”
On April 28, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “… It’s funny how zionists are trying to compare BDS with the Holocaust. If anything,you’re the nazis in the situation now.”
On February 12, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “israeli soldier added me on fb…he has an album of him in the army and one of him in poland crying about the holocaust. #hypocrisy.”
On February 6, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “‘@Dalia_xo: Zionist and their crocodile tears when they talk about the holocaust’ most annoying thing in the world.shut up nazis the sequel.”
On January 1, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “jewish settlers in palestine are the descendants of the nazis.”
On December 4, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “@ezeejaay @dotfuz shows how much you know.the first zionazi settlement was established in 1878.. WAY before the holocaust. educate yourself.”
On the same day, Kollab tweeted: “@Jewish_Hijabi so no, Palestinians will not try to expel all Jews. we have no problem with Jews, just murderous zionazis.”
On October 29, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “@viva_Israel @yelkhoudary typical nazi mentality. zionists are the spawn of hitler.”
On October 7, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “the US spent 1.4 trillion dollars on WW2 to defeat Hitler’s Nazi regime and has probably spent more funding Israel’s Nazi regime.”
On July 17, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “@Jew4palestine of course, holocaust was horrible. But it doesn’t give Israel excuse to do the same to #Palestinians.”
On July 6, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “there should one huge Arab. we would destroy the terrorist nazi state of #israel if we were truly unitebed.”
On June 26, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “@netanyahu shut up nazi”
ANTI-SEMITIC CONSPIRACY THEORIES
On February 27, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “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.”
On July 28, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “@poetrazzete01 yup, zionist-owned media.”
On October 31, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “@MikeyChico Israel** runs America.”
SPREADING HATRED OF ISRAEL
On August 16, 2017, Kollab tweeted: “Further proof that Israel is more about hatred and white supremacy than it is about world Jewry, in case you didn’t know.”
On January 1, 2017, Kollab tweeted: “Zionists will basically use every opportunity to use the words ‘Israeli’, ‘victim’, and ‘terrorist attack’ in the same sentence.”
On November 25, 2016, Kollab tweeted: “Every Palestinian get-together ever discussion topics include: Politics, religion, marriage, ye5reb bayt el e7telal [May he destroy the occupation’s house]”
On March 18, 2015, Kollab tweeted: “It’s amazing to me how absent the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians pre-1948 (what started it all) is from the ‘dialogue’ about the conflict.”
On June 24, 2014, Kollab tweeted a photo of Israeli soldiers grieving at the funeral of Yonatan Hadassi on July 20, 2006. Hadassi was killed the previous day in a battle with Hezbollah militants on the Lebanon border.
The photo Kollab tweeted featured a caption mocking the grief of Hadassi’s mourners, that read: “And after I shot his mother he threw a rock at me.” Kollab commented: “The struggle is too real out here.”
On March 17, 2014, Kollab tweeted: “Zionism: Exploiting actual suffering of Jews to further political gain at the expense of another people. What a disturbing ideology.”
On June 29, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “There’s actually nothing worse than a ‘sympathetic’ Zionist.”
On April 8, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “On Holocaust Remembrance Day, I feel for the victims whose deaths are sickeningly exploited to perpetuate ethnic cleansing today.”
On January 29, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “Ew found in my class.” The tweet featured a photo of a badge bearing the flags of Israel and United States.
On January 12, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “Anyone who says israelis are interested in peace is a lying scumbag. They don’t want anyone there except Jews, most preferably Ashkenazi.”
On November 18, 2012, Kollab tweeted photos from the Hindu genocide in East Pakistan in 1971, with the comment: “@DeStRoYeR3000x @WDammer William, are you SERIOUSLY debating that Islam is violent while israel does this?”
Kollab’s tweet suggested that the Hindu victims photographed were Palestinians, purportedly murdered by Israel.
Also on November 18, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “Cant wait 2 be done with this paper on the effects of neonatal amygdala lesions so I can start my psych of prejudice+bash israel in it.”
On October 24, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “You know you’re Palestinian when you somehow find a way to mention Palestine + evils of israel in every assignment, from biology to speech.”
On May 27, 2012, Kollab tweeted a photo of a December 29, 2008 Facebook post by Kollab that read: “Is um I hate Israelis, they should probably just die or something :)”
On April 22, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “@Dilmunite @levantmelodies @madeinnablus we’re not comparing the #s of the holocaust to palestine. it’s the treatment of the ppl, inhumanity.”
On December 8, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “@IranianZionist @imNadZ jewish nationalism is just a term that makes zionism sound less blood-thirsty. nothing can justify israel’s actions.”
On December 4, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “i wish i could get paid to bash israel online all day :O what a beautiful life that would be.”
On November 2, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “@CptlConnection @lupefiasco Jews were not the only ones in holocaust. but they’re the only ones who are now slaughtering another people.”
On September 16, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “#LifeWouldBeBetter if #israel didnt exist.”
On July 6, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “@SalyaFalastenia yes inshallah! get rid of corrupt governments, focus on education and iman, become truly united, and Israel is no more :)”
On May 9, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “i cant sleep because im so annoyed of #israel’s existence. if i fail my final tomorrow, im blaming it on israel and obama’s stupid speech.”
ACCUSING ISRAEL OF EXPLOITING THE HOLOCAUST
On July 21, 2014, Kollab tweeted: “@KenScottE The favorite card of all Israel supporters is the Holocaust.”
On April 9, 2014, Kollab tweeted: “@hamzadawud you think? I feel like Israel will forever exploit the holocaust to further their political agenda :/”
On September 11, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “@NazzyCR7 Norm. Jewish. Constantly remind ppl of the Holocaust, relate those who did 9/11 to Nazis, justify Israel’s bloodlust. Disgusting.”
On June 26, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “Yet another way in which Israel and Zionists exploit the suffering of millions of Jews for their own murderous, selfish agenda.”
On January 13, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “#ZionistLies We are so hurt by the Holocaust.So much so that we’re going to exploit those ppl to further our own agenda of ethnic cleansing.”
On September 23, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “3 things every zionist MUST mention in every conversation: #iran, #giladshalit, and the #holocaust. perfect plan: induce fear and pity.”
On August 23, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “all they’re good at is crying.boohoo holocaust.boohoo we are always getting killed. garnering sympathy so they can kill as much as they want.”
AL AWDA ACTIVISM
On November 21, 2012, Kollab tweeted a photo from an Al-Awda protest in Cleveland against Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense (OPD) against Hamas and wrote: “Our protest for #Gaza today in Cleveland.”
On November 20, 2012, Kollab tweeted: “Protest tomorrow in Cleveland at Public Square, 4 pm in solidarity with #Gaza ! Be there or be square [ie. complicit to israeli war crimes].”
OPD was launched to stop Hamas rocket attacks from Gaza on Israeli civilians. From November 14 to November 21, 2012, Palestinian terrorist groups fired more than 1,506 rockets at Israel. The majority of those rockets struck Israel, damaging homes, schools and other civilian areas.
Human Rights Watch noted: “Palestinian armed groups made clear in their statements that harming civilians was their aim.”
Al Awda co-founder, Abbas Hamideh, led chants at the rally screaming [00:00:23]: “When people are occupied, resistance is justified” [00:01:39] and [00:03:36] “Israel is a terrorist state!” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” Hamideh has confirmed this chant is a call to eliminate Israel.
On October 5, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “a girl in my class is drinking red vitamin water and I’m just imagining it to be blood. #kindacreepyiknow #cocacolaownseverything #BDS.”
On December 22, 2011, Kollab tweeted: “I love #BDS.”
On the same day, Kollab tweeted: “@EgyptoRican96 ew mcdonalds is disgusting and pays for the killing of palestinian children! boycott mcdonalds. #BDS.”
On March 6, 2013, Kollab tweeted: “‘@Tsharrafna: WOW. So impressed, such great news! #UCRdivest passed! Congratulations on the great work. #BDS’ yay!!!”
ANTI-JEWISH SOCIAL MEDIA CONNECTIONS
Kollab interacts with other Twitter users whose feeds are also replete with anti-Jewish hatred. Below are some representative connections and examples of social media posts evidencing their anti-Semitism:
On October 11, 2012, when Kollab tweeted: “If I have to write a paper about the holocaust, I’m going to bring palestine into it and my professor better like it,” Hamdan responded: “@ellekay_ make sure you mention the fact that ‘The Holocaust’ never happened.”
On November 14, 2012, Ali tweeted: “There better be a third #Intifada coming out of the ashes of this disgusting invasion of #Gaza. If not, I’ll go start it myself. #Palestine.”
Kollab has interacted with Mohammed Adil Kaouadji, who has spread anti-Semitism on Twitter.On June 10, 2015, Kaouadji tweeted: “Reddit is owned by Advance Publications which is essentially owned by a Jewish family. Spewing propaganda and harassing Muslims is a motto.”
On October 10, 2016, Hamideh tweeted: “@ikhras you’re anti Semitic according to non Semitic shlomos from Poland.”
The BDS movement was founded in 2005 by Omar Barghouti and asserts that it “works to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law.”
The movement’s most notable achievement has been the infiltration of university campuses through lobbying for “BDS resolutions.” In these cases, backed by university anti-Israel affiliates, student governments have brought to vote on some form of boycott of — or divestment from — Israel and Israeli-affiliated entities. These resolutions, although non-binding, have been passed by student governments on numerous North American campuses.
BDS activity is often aggressive and disruptive. It has been noted that universities that pass BDS resolutions see a marked increase in anti-Semitic incidents on campus. In 2013, when the student government of the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) debated a BDS resolution, reports emerged of violent threats and the spitting on a student wearing a Star of David necklace. As a result, the student government chose to vote via a “secret ballot” in order to ensure its members’ safety.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEB LINKS
Facebook: www.facebook.com/1596341089 [Deleted]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaraKollab [Deleted]
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lara-kollab/ [Deleted]
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/larakollab/ [Deleted]
Vitals.com: https://www.vitals.com/doctors/2rf1gd/lara-kollab/ [Deleted]
Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller
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