Netanyahu, Abbas Agree: Avoid a Third Palestinian Intifada

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A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to throw stones during clashes with Israeli security forces in the occupied West Bank, on Oct. 9.

Photographer: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

With peace efforts mothballed and no love lost between them, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu agree at least on one thing: Neither wants the current wave of violence to turn into a third Palestinian uprising.

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