Zeid Ra'ad On Daily Show: 'World Is Changing, And We Need To Change With It'
Last night, Jordanian Prince and ambassador to the UN Zeid Ra'ad was interviewed by Jon Stewart on the Daily Show to promote Jordanian King Abdullah II's new book "Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril."
Ra'ad stated that in the book, Abdullah "warns the reader that unless real change came in the Middle East, unless we empowered our youth, and we created some sort of balance regarding opportunities for women...the Arab world was going to be in trouble.
The book also covers Abdullah's desire for reform in the Middle East. Ra'ad said, "The world is changing, and we need to change with it."
Stewart also mentioned the revolt in Egypt, and Ra'ad said that as representatives of government, they should not be afraid of revolution because "we represent our people. We need to listen to them. They all have legitimate views. Maybe together, we can forge something better."
Watch the extended, full interview at The Daily Show website.