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Netanyahu's precarious dilemma

An early morning explosion on Monday could very well decide the result of Israel's parliamentary elections on April 9.

In the idyllic village of Mishmeret, about 20km north of Tel Aviv, air raid sirens suddenly started wailing and, seconds later, a blast rocked this cluster of villas set among fields where farmers grow flowers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2019, with the headline 'Netanyahu's precarious dilemma'. Subscribe