Benjamin Netanyahu is an Israeli politician member of the parliament, the Knesset and Chairman of the Likud party.
Netanyahu, Born in 1949 has served as Prime Minister of Israel several times. Born in Tel Aviv to secular Jewish parents he was the first prime minister born in Israel after the establishment of the state.
The Israeli premier has claimed that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital "makes peace possible." The EU has criticized Washington's unilateral recognition, saying it undermines a political solution to the conflict.
Netanyahu has called for the controversial bill to be redrafted so that it doesn't to apply to two corruption probes against him. Critics charge the bill was designed to protect him from corruption investigations.
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah is visiting Gaza to negotiate a Hamas-Fatah unity government. But Netanyahu has said Hamas needs to make three specific concessions for Israel to accept any eventual deal.