arab quotes

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

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.King Abdullah II

The Arab Spring I think we will look back whether it's two years, five years, ten or fifteen. And say it's a good thing.King Abdullah II

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.King Abdullah II

It's clear to me now that we've got to reach out to the Arab Sunni community in particular in an effort to cause some moderate political activity to take place so they join the future of Iraq.John Abizaid

When a 'Life of Brian' comes out with Muhammad in the lead role, directed by an Arab equivalent of Theo van Gogh, it will be a huge step forward.Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Present-day Spain translates as many books into Spanish, annually, as the Arab world has translated into Arabic in the past 1,100 years.Martin Amis

Palestine is the cement that holds the Arab world together, or it is the explosive that blows it apart.Yasser Arafat

The logical thing is to implement the Arab Defense Agreement.Bashar al-Assad

It is even more so when it comes to Iraq, which is a large Arab country with scientific, material, and human resources and is able to accomplish, at the least, what Lebanon accomplished, and more.Bashar al-Assad

We have more difficult circumstances than most of the Arab countries but in spite of that Syria is stable. Why? Because you have to be very closely linked to the beliefs of the people. This is the core issue.Bashar al-Assad

You in Lebanon, your power is no match to Israel. Israel, militarily, is more powerful than you and maybe it is more powerful than all the Arab countries, or most of them.Bashar al-Assad

None of us is certain about the outcome of the Arab Spring.Kelly Ayotte

Sixty-six percent is the literacy rate in the Arab world. We have 58 million illiterate among adults in our part of the world.Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned

Arab leaders worry more about making money from the profits they get from oil and gas that they turn the other way when Lebanon is being destroyed right next to them. Their neighbours are being murdered, but they only make calculations for their own benefit.Abu Bakar Bashir

I am a Muslim Arab, in my actions oriented very to the left, in my convictions.Ahmed Ben Bella

But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered, Arabs celebrate the deed. The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel.Theodore Bikel

Eastern Muslim countries, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, are relative success stories, as they are not afflicted by the Arab heritage of retreat and humiliation at the hands of the French, Spanish, British, Turks, and Persians.Conrad Black

Israel expanded beyond its original boundaries only because the Arab powers attacked Israel and the U.N. demarcation unsuccessfully in 1948. The endless caterwauling about the 1967 borders is rubbish.Conrad Black

I think some of this fascination with the 'Arab Spring' is just a grand experiment with Israel's survival.John Bolton