The Pan-Arabism that I seek is an enlightened one; it is based on mutual goals of prosperity and economic development,
It is based on sharing a new value set that promotes diversity and doesn't exclude the "other",
Pan-Arabism is not a race-based movement; We should seek and embrace groups who do not feel they belong to it such as Berbers in North Africa, the Kurds, Turkmen, in Syria and Iraq, Africans in Sudan, basically, anyone who doesn't consider himself Arab ethically (if there were ever such a thing), or otherwise! Their culture and customs should be preserved since their diversity will enrich the total
Its prime engine is the economy, and it promotes the optimization of natural and other resources to maximize the use of individual and collective comparative advantages,
We need to unify standards, we need a more proactive economic commission at the Arab League with greater authorities to promote the idea that Arab Economic Unit (and maybe political later on) has something for everyone.
I wrote an article 4 years ago that was never published; it was describing an idea on how each country in the Arab bloc should lead in one or more economic sectors, and own that sector in the region.
The idea is simple; a country such as Egypt shouldn't be building factories in domains that it doesn't have economic advantage in, on the other hand, investment and manpower working in all 22 countries, should have open market in the country that "manages" this sector!
More detailed example:
If Saudi Arabia has an advantage, and hence "manages" petrochemical industries sector, then, it should manage all petrochemical industries in all 22 Arab countries, and, it should open its market to investments and workforce specialized in this sector from all 22 countries. No other country should compete with the country that manages certain sector in that economic sector, so all countries will complement rather than compete with each other.
In this model, each country will focus on sectors where it excels, leading to economies of scale, and more competetivenss worldwide.I don't know how far we are from that goal; with European Union at 50, I think we should start taking notes, and draft our similar plans.