Victim’s Son To Biden: U.S. Can Do More To Reduce Palestinian Terrorism

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The Jerusalem Post reports: “Choose love, not hate”  Lakin Avni told US Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday as he urged him to push the Obama administration to clamp down on Palestinian terrorism.

“The American government is funding [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud] Abbas,” said Avni, yet the Palestinian leader is glorifying those who kill US citizens. Avni and his mother, Karen, spoke with the Jerusalem Post after meeting with Biden, who then left Jerusalem for Jordan, the final leg of his week-long Middle East trip.

Terrorism is a personal issue for Avni, an Israeli businessman whose father, Richard Lakin, 73, died from gunshot and stab wounds he suffered during a Palestinian terrorist attack in October 2015 on a No. 78 bus in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatizv neighborhood.

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