MIDDLE EAST: The Protector of Islam

The first round was over in the Middle East.

Jordan's 21-year-old King Hussein boldly announced: "The crisis in Jordan is ended," relaxed the daytime curfew, and set out to try about 100 "Communists and fellow travelers" under martial law for seeking his overthrow. The U.S. Sixth Fleet wheeled round off Beirut and sailed away for the western Mediterranean, having made its point and enjoyed its shore leave. Eisenhower's Special Ambassador to the Middle East, ex-Congressman James P. Richards, after a last visit to Israel headed for home. Left glumly isolated and defeated in the first round, the Egyptian and Syrian press...

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