Montefiore Doc’s Posts Denounced Interracial Marriage, Jews
Called for Expelling Non-Whites
NEW YORK– A Montefiore doctor has been suspended for offensive comments he made on a white nationalist website.
Dr. Dov Bechhofer, a radiologist at Montefiore Medical Center, had allegedly admitted to posting comments calling for the expulsion of non whites, opposing interracial marriage, as well as anti-Semitic comments. This despite the fact that Bechhofer is Jewish.
The irony is that not only is Bechhofer a doctor serving one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the country but his father is a rabbi.
Bechhofer emailed a statement to The Associated Press:
“I am ashamed of the hurtful, unjustifiable words that I posted online that showed callous disregard toward certain minority groups and am deeply sorry for these transgressions,” Bechhofer said. “The posts do not reflect how I was raised or how I actually treat others. I will continue to struggle to understand what brought me to write them.”