Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Vanderbilt MBA Student Taylor Force Killed by Palestinian Man stabbed to death in Israel as Biden Arrives for Talks

Taylor Force, Facebook

This guy had his whole life ahead of him.  Killed for what?
  What did Taylor do to deserve such a fate?
NBC News reports Vice President Joe Biden touched down in Israel Tuesday for meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders just after a spate of violent attacks, including one that left an American tourist fatally stabbed. 

The American was identified by Vanderbilt University as MBA student Taylor Force, who was killed when police say a Palestinian man launched an attack in the Tel Aviv neighborhood of Jaffa. Ten others were wounded. 

Force was on a school trip with other students from the private Nashville-based university's Owen Graduate School of Management. The other students and faculty were not harmed, Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos said in a statement. 

Taylor, who was there to share his knowledge about Israeli startups, "exemplified the spirit of discovery, learning and service that is the hallmark of our wonderful Owen community," Zeppos said. "This horrific act of violence has robbed our Vanderbilt family of a young hopeful life and all of the bright promise that he held for bettering our greater world."

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