A clinical psychology professor at George Washington University teaches that Zionism is a mental illness and claims Jews commit “violence” against every Palestinian they meet.
Lara Sheehi, the professor at the center of a discrimination complaint students filed against the university, has a long history of making anti-Semitic statements in lectures, published writings, interviews, and social media posts. As an assistant professor in the school’s Professional Psychology Program, she refuses to acknowledge the existence of the state of Israel and teaches her Jewish students that their mere presence can inflict “violence.”
Sheehi also accuses all Zionists of having a “settler psychosis” from which they must be “liberated” in order to interact with “indigenous” people.
“You’re a settler interacting with indigenous people, there’s violence embedded in that no matter what, no matter how good you are,” Sheehi said last year in a podcast interview. “Settlers, liberate yourself from your ideology.”
Sheehi did not respond to a request for comment. George Washington University referred the Washington Free Beacon to its statement last week condemning anti-Semitism and affirming academic freedom.