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Tragedy in Jerusalem
Tragedy in Jerusalem

There can be no excuse, no explanation, no reasoned or even plausible justification for the horrific attack on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday that left four rabbis and an Israeli police officer dead. The assailants, two Palestinian militants armed with axes, meat cleavers and a gun who entered the building while the men were engaged in prayer had no other purpose than to kill or maim as many Jews as possible, and they went about their work with bloody efficiency. This was an act of pure nihilism and murderous hatred that deserves the world's unequivocal condemnation and scorn; anything less would represent a tacit acceptance of the moral evil at its core. To say there may have been a...