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|As the US presidential election on November 6 approaches, the pressure in Israel is rising. Stations have been set up to distribute gas masks, underground bomb shelters are being prepared, and a social-media early-warning system is being tested to alert the public of incoming missiles from Iran or south Lebanon. Such missiles, it is supposed, would form part of the response from Iran and its allies to an Israeli first strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. Though it may not have been their conscious intent, the Americans have in effect called Netanyahu's bluff. If he doesn't realise it, he soon will.|
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