World: The Dilemma for the U.S.

Yet there are many in the Middle East who believe that the fedayeen pose the greatest long-run threat not to Israel but rather to Hussein and Nasser. In Jordan, the fedayeen in a recent showdown with the King won the right to run their own military show without interference from the Jordanian army (TIME, Nov. 22). So great is the popular groundswell for the movement that no Arab leader dares condemn it or openly talk peace on any terms that Israel might be likely to accept. Israel has not helped by its policy of holding each Arab government responsible for the...