Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor

Israel runs the risk of becoming a pariah state - that is the stark warning from one of the country's best-known writers, Amos Oz.

But as the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu remains defiant of its handling of the Gaza flotilla raid and settlement building, it risks further straining relations with friends and former allies.

Stephen Sackur asks Israel's Deputy Prime Minister, Dan Meridor, whether it matters if Israel becomes isolated.

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Wed 18 Aug 2010 03:32 GMT