THE MIDDLE EAST: Such Good Friends Again

For more than two years, the feud between Egypt's Colonel Nasser and Jordan's King Hussein fairly curdled the Middle East's air waves with choice blends of camel drivers' curses, ancestral aspersions and bogeyman bombast. Heckling Hussein as "the little king" and "a British Zionist agent," Nasser's radios warned Hussein and "his gang" that the Jordanians would soon "hang you on poles and watch your rotten bodies swing."

"Nasser fills the earth with plots and corruption," answered King Hussein in a broadcast. "His voice and his radios rave both morning and night like one stricken with fever." Hussein's radio labeled Nasser...

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