Abdullah II of Jordan

It is always dangerous to underestimate anybody.Abdullah II of Jordan

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Each country its cost analysis is going to be different. So what we are you seeing in Syria, for example, is different than what's going on in Jordan. The maps are being rewritten.Abdullah II of Jordan

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The Arab World is writing a new future; the pen is in our own hands.Abdullah II of Jordan

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When I talk to people in need, they tell me they want to hope; they are eager for opportunity; they are ready for better days. And I can tell you that every time their hopes are disappointed, all nations lose.Abdullah II of Jordan

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Wikileaks didn't help confidence with American administrations because of conversations made public so easily.Abdullah II of Jordan

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In our view, successful reform is not an event. It is a sustainable process that will build on its own successes - a virtuous cycle of change.Abdullah II of Jordan

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Together, we can create a world in which peace is real; in which every human being can thrive; in which all share the promise of our century. I believe we can succeed.Abdullah II of Jordan

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Today more than ever we need creative minds to address the issues of the age. And one of the most urgent is this: How can humanity know so much, achieve so much, and still fail so many people so badly?Abdullah II of Jordan

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Blowing up buses will not induce the Israelis to move forward, and neither will the killing of Palestinians or the demolition of their homes and their future. All this needs to stop. And we pledge that Jordan will do its utmost to help achieve it.Abdullah II of Jordan

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At the end of the day we want to bring stability and hope to Iraq. That's the only way to defeat terrorism.Abdullah II of Jordan

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I have the responsibility of over four million people, and I am in a position to do good, to be able to bring about a new life for my people, and I will continue to move in that direction. It's a burden, but it needs to be done, and you have to have the courage and wisdom to see it through.Abdullah II of Jordan

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Many will view the compromises that will be made during your negotiations as painful concessions. But why not view them as peace offerings, ones that will provide in return the priceless gifts of hope, security and freedom for our children and our children's?Abdullah II of Jordan

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We're never going to be able to get rid of terrorism, because there is always going to be evil in the world.Abdullah II of Jordan

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I look at Jerusalem as being a beacon for the three monotheistic religions.Abdullah II of Jordan

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Fifty-seven countries in the world, a third of the United Nations, do not recognize Israel. In a way, I think North Korea has better international relations than Israel.Abdullah II of Jordan

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Prime Minister Sharon, Prime Minister Abbas, I urge you today to end the designs of those who seek destruction, annihilation and occupation, and I urge you to have the will and the courage to begin to realize our dreams of peace, prosperity and coexistence.Abdullah II of Jordan

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The more I support with my economic plans the building of a middle class, the quicker they're going to turn around and say, 'Hey, we want a bigger say in things.' So, I knew what I was getting into right at the beginning. It's the right thing to do.Abdullah II of Jordan

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There is resistance to change. There's a resistance to ideas.Abdullah II of Jordan

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I'm not the type of person that is forced.Abdullah II of Jordan

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The security and the future of Jordan is hand-in-hand with the future of the Palestinians and the Israelis.Abdullah II of Jordan

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I think the success of democracy is not really police security; it's the presence of a broad middle class. The stronger the middle class of a people is, the less you have to worry about one group coming in and exploiting the democratic process for its own ends.Abdullah II of Jordan

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Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless; that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation.Abdullah II of Jordan

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Historic changes and challenges. Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity. And yet, for vast numbers across the globe, the daily realities have not altered.Abdullah II of Jordan

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Mr. President, prime ministers, let us have ambitions: ambitions to move beyond the violence and occupation, to the day when two states, Palestine and Israel, can live together side by side in peace and security.Abdullah II of Jordan

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Over the past few years, the road to confrontation has shown its consequences: loss of innocent lives, destruction and fear. Most costly, however, was the loss of hope. The most precious gift that you can present to your peoples over the coming weeks is renewed hope born out of tangible progress on the ground.Abdullah II of Jordan

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We want to be, I think, an example for the rest of the Arab world, because there are a lot of people who say that the only democracy you can have in the Middle East is the Muslim Brotherhood.Abdullah II of Jordan

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And as an American colleague said to me several months ago, he said, 'I think the challenge in Jordan - and, again, this is for the rest of the Middle East - we need to define what center is. And once we can define what center is to a Jordanian, then we can decide what's left and what's right of that.Abdullah II of Jordan

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No matter what's happening in the Middle East - the Arab Spring, et cetera, the economic challenges, high rates of unemployment - the emotional, critical issue is always the Israeli-Palestinian one.Abdullah II of Jordan

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Is Israel going to continue to be 'Fortress Israel'? Or, as we all hope, become accepted into the neighborhood, which I believe is the only way we can move forward in harmony.Abdullah II of Jordan

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We have peace with Israel. We're actually the last man standing. So there is going to be immense pressure and people asking, 'Why are we having this relationship when it's not benefiting anybody?' Obviously, my answer is you always benefit from peace.Abdullah II of Jordan

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