Acutely aware of anti-Americanism in Iraq, the State Department decided last spring that it had better give 17-year-old King Feisal II a sales pitch; it invited him to visit the U.S.

As the liner Queen Mary brought Feisal into New York Harbor last week, however, his official hosts could hardly avoid a horrible second thought: What if he saw America and didn't like it? They could not forget that another Feisal (the son of Saudi Arabia's Ibn Saud) had been picketed and spat upon in New York by

Jewish extremists and had gone home...

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