Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is back in the news today -- speaking at the Munich Security conference, he produced and brandished what he said was the charred section of an Iranian drone that had incurred into Israeli airspace and been blown to pieces for its trouble. One thing we're sure that doesn't represent, is empty tough-guy posturing aimed at distracting from the other major story concerning him: the fact that last week Israeli police recommended he be indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust relating to two cases.

Benjamin Netanyahu has been in Israeli political leadership roles for over 20 years. He was first elected as Prime Minister of the right-wing Likud Party in 1996. His fortunes have been up and down since then, but he remains almost certainly the most influential Israeli politician of his generation, having served four terms as Prime Minister.