JORDAN: An Arab's Patience

From the first, ambitious King Abdullah of Jordan had no intention of giving up the large chunk of eastern Palestine which his Arab Legion seized during the war with Israel. A few days after his cease-fire agreement with Israel in 1949, the King set up a civil administration for all of Palestine under his control, an area which includes the Old City of Jerusalem. Later he admitted Palestinian Arabs to his cabinet, then allowed the people of eastern Palestine to vote in Jordan's elections last April 11. Last week the King prodded his Parliament into formally unifying...

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