Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith has expressed doubt about Israel's prospects, telling a group of young Jewish leaders that he would be nervous to place a bet on the future of the Jewish state.
The Richmond MP, son of financier Sir James, recalled visiting for the first time last year and spoke of his emotional connection with the Israeli story and the "compelling" historical case for a home for the Jewish people.
"We ought to be doing everything we possibly can to ensure the sustainability of Israel," he said.
"But Israel is hopelessly unstrategic. It's as if they have got two fingers up at the rest of the world. There is a belligerence, an arrogance, a stupidity.Full text in christ_jud_islm