Obama urges calm after 'horrific' Jerusalem attack

President Barack Obama condemned Tuesday a “horrific attack” on a Jerusalem synagogue that killed four people, including three US citizens, and urged Israel and the Palestinians to seek peace. “We know that two attackers senselessly and brutally attacked innocent worshippers in a synagogue during their morning prayers,” Obama told reporters at the White House. He identified the three Israeli-Americans who died in Tuesday’s attack by two Palestinians armed with a gun and meat cleavers as Aryeh Kupinsky, Cary William Levine and Mosheh Twersky.

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