JORDAN: The Thoughts of Youth

Most of the million refugees from Palestine live out empty lives in ragged camps. But not the Salti and Stephan families. Though Greek Orthodox, they fled with their Moslem compatriots into Jordan during the Arab-Israeli war of 1948, abandoning profitable businesses. There, Saba Salti slowly re-established his construction supply stores and was able to send his pretty daughter Nadia to college in Beirut. Theodore Stephan moved on from Jordan, became a prosperous insurance broker, and sent his son Stepho to the American University in Beirut.

Fellow honor students, Stepho and Nadia fell in love. When not taking Nadia to dances...

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