MIDDLE EAST: Israel Mobilizes

Within 48 hours after Jordan's election of an anti-West, pro-Nasser Parliament, Nasser's No. soldier, Major General Abdel Hakim Amer, flew into Jordan's capital city of Amman. He quickly negotiated a pact to align Jordan's army, alongside those of Egypt, Syria and Saudi Arabia, under Amer's command in case of war with Israel. The reaction of Israel was swift. Premier David Ben-Gurion proclaimed a partial mobilization of Israel's armed forces, as "a precautionary measure and to safeguard the security of Israel's borders and border settlements." This week President Eisenhower held emergency meetings at Walter Reed Hospital, dispatched a cable to...

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