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Netanyahu shows why he is a champ in politics

Israeli PM likely to win April's snap election despite corruption allegations against him

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a world champion of political slalom.

It was just another example of his ideological pliability that he bestowed Israel with a very special gift on Christmas Eve: early election.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 27, 2018, with the headline 'Netanyahu shows why he is a champ in politics'. Print Edition | Subscribe