Peace process must prevail, Clinton tells Jews in D.C.

"These fanatical acts were not aimed simply at killing innocent people, they were clearly aimed at killing the promise of peace," Clinton said.

"We must not allow them to prevail," he added. "The best way to defeat them is to first restore security, and then to bolster the peace they fear. That will take away their very reason for being."

Clinton stood with Israeli Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich and leaders of Washington's Jewish community as a local rabbi read the names of the nearly 60 people killed in four bombings over the last two weeks.

"Sixty is an awfully large number," Rabinovich said. "It must not blur the individual identity of each man, woman and child who lost their lives this past week."