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.


King Abdullah II

896

I don’t think the Middle East could afford another war.


King Abdullah II

896

When you get billions in aid and your weapons resupplied and your ammunition stock resupplied, you don’t learn the lesson that war is bad and nobody wins.


King Abdullah II

896

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.


King Abdullah II

896

I think the debate in our society now is that people have to agree on zero-tolerance to terrorism.


King Abdullah II

896

You’re always going to have extremists in every religion.


King Abdullah II

896

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.


King Abdullah II

896

Peace with Israel is a strategic imperative for Jordan.


King Abdullah II

896

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.


King Abdullah II

896

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.


King Abdullah II

896

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?


King Abdullah II

896

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.


King Abdullah II

896

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.


King Abdullah II

896

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.


King Abdullah II

896

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?


King Abdullah II

896

It’s a tremendous responsibility to be direct descendants of the prophet Muhammad. This family has had the burden of leadership on its shoulders for 1,400 years. I’m not going to drop the ball on my shift.


King Abdullah II

896

If you look at military and intelligence positions from the 1950s, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always been against American national interests.


King Abdullah II

896

We have to always hope in humanity that people will make the right choices.


King Abdullah II

896

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


King Abdullah II

896

I hope that none of the countries in the Middle East are planning anything but the peaceful utilization of nuclear energy.


King Abdullah II

896

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