Priceless! Antisemitic Doctor Lara Kollab Saying The Dehumanization Of The Other Must Stop

I have unearthed a 2013 interview by Lara Kollab, the Jew-hating doctor who, among other things, tweeted she would purposefully give Jews the wrong meds (and has since been fired from the Cleveland Clinic at which she worked).

In the interview, Kollab asks her father and 17-year-old cousin about Israel and “Palestine”. You can read the entire thing if you want, but I’ll cut to some of her conclusions:

The negative and dehumanizing view of the other is something that we have seen time and time again in Palestinian and Israeli literature. In The Nomad and the Viper by Amos Oz, Palestinians are described in animalistic terms, stripping them of their humanity. This dehumanization of the other is instrumental in the continuation of the conflict. As my dad described, “When you are beaten and tortured and treated like a non-human, it changes you, makes you angry”. When people are seen as inhuman, oppressing and hurting them becomes more justifiable. When people are on the receiving end of that dehumanization, they become filled with rage and begin to see the other as the devil. In Here We Shall Stay by Tawfiq Zayyad, Israelis are demonized and said to have “blue fangs”. When one side sees the other as inferior savages, and the other side sees them as demonic monsters, peace is difficult to attain.

This is why my father firmly believes that the path to peace is dependent upon the ability of each side to see the other as human, and to be able to individualize the members of the “other” group. When I asked my cousin what she thought of this approach to peace, she agreed with it, but said “How are we supposed to understand each other when they just have us walled off and all we see of them is soldiers coming and destroying our lives and all they hear of us is rockets on the South?” I intended to interview a Palestinian of an older generation and a Palestinian of the younger generation in order to compare their viewpoints and experiences. I found that both experienced similar hardships and equally traumatizing childhoods filled with violence. However, I was surprised to find that the younger Palestinian, my cousin, seemed to have less hope for peace. I’m not certain whether this is due to the generational gap or the fact that my father hasn’t had to live in those devastating situations in decades. One thing is for certain: If peace is to ever be achieved in the Holy Land, the discrimination, dehumanization and oppression must stop and the occupation must end, because if people continue to experience traumatic events in the context of the conflict, they will never be able to forgive and move past the pain to a peaceful future.

This is rich given how she has dehumanized Jews and shown she does not want peace. A reminder:

Note the dates on these tweets are either 2012 – the year before the interviews – and even some from 2013, the same year. Note also the tweet about her “peace-loving” and “anti-dehumanization” father screaming about how the Jews are dogs.

I am guessing Kollab’s interviews were an attempt to paint herself and her family as peace-loving, anti-racists. Unfortunately for her, she forgot to delete her tweets showing they are the exact opposite.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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