Mortimer Zuckerman is a US billionaire and influential member of the American Jewish community.
He owns the New York Daily News and is a prominent commentator on US policy in the Middle East.
He says if the opposition group the Muslim Brotherhood were to come to power in Egypt it would be a 'disaster' and enormously damaging to US interests in the region.
Stephen Sackur asked him if it is time for the US to rethink its strategy in the Middle East.
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