Brown: Israel one of the 'greatest achievements' of the 20th century

The state of Israel is one of the "greatest achievements" of the 20th century, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Wednesday night. Speaking at Finchley Synagogue, Brown said that Israel has faced "immense threats" since its creation. He called for a future where the "children of Abraham" would live together in peace as part of the same extended family. Brown added that the British government was prepared to support the peace process with finance for an economic roadmap to reduce unemployment, build new industries, and guarantee a viable economic future for the Palestinian people. "Let us all stand ready to help Israel find a truly secure place in a peaceful Middle East. Let us celebrate a nation that can triumph over attempts at isolation, threats of war, and threats of terrorism and emerge even stronger," Brown added.