Arab Unity

Towards a New Renaissance

As we have sought to achieve a comprehensive peace for our region, and as we lay down a pivotal cornerstone of its impending structure, we hereby call at the same time for transcending differences among members of the same Arab nation, for unifying our positions and for opening new horizons for cooperation and complementarity among them—thus serving to achieve their aspiration to unity and a comprehensive renaissance, to development and growth and to a free, secure and dignified way of life.

Address to the Jordanian War College
January 30, 1995


The Arab Revolt must join the fray at this juncture and interact with the spirit of the age and its burgeoning drive to create a human order different from that advanced by its present advocates. It is imperative that there be a connection with our roots but also an openness to life and a release from despair. We should look for a time when the South would cease to be a supplicant to the North, when the interests of any single faction, race or sect would cease to prevail. We should seek an order with a humane and ethical dimension which responds to past, present and future aspirations. We should look for an order imbued with a purity of spirit and the spotlessness of true revolutionaries, an order far removed from the stains of oil, consumerism and tyranny, an order characterized by a raging commitment to what is right, an order through which we can alleviate hunger, quench the thirst for freedom and aid the oppressed. Let the activists, thinkers and pioneers of this good, honest, poor yet dignified nation come forward to uphold its message and put an end to division and disarray. Let us Arabs have a new Arab order, a united Arab states, or one Arab state.

Address to the Royal Staff and Command College
November 23, 1992


It is associated with our deep conviction that the survival of this (Arab) nation, and its resurgence, as well as the assumption of its rightful place among other nations, is closely linked to its comprehensive unity. For the Arab nation to be capable of contributing and taking the initiative rather than being at the receiving end of events, and to participate rather than react, it should be acting as one, deserving of its national heritage, and its proud glories, through the resumption of constructive contribution and participation in the progress of humanity as one cohesive nation.

Address on the Eve of the General Elections
October 7, 1989