Middle East: Sequel to Samu

MIDDLE EAST

For Jordan's beleaguered King Hussein, having to contend with Israel last week proved less of a problem than dealing with the Arab world. In the wake of Israel's four-hour retaliatory raid against the Jordanian border village of Samu (TIME, Nov. 25), Hussein suddenly found himself criticized by prac tically every Arab country and buffeted at home by the seething discontent of his people, most of whom favor a much tougher line toward Israel than the moderate King has seen fit to take.

Disorder and rioting broke out in several Jordanian towns, sparked mostly by Jordan's angry Palestinian population, which...

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