MIDDLE EAST: Reunion for Trouble

In Cairo last week a freckled, pug-nosed Arab soldier-adventurer basked in glory. The Arab press hailed him as a hero. The exiled Mufti of Jerusalem, grey-bearded Haj Amin El-Husseini, received him warmly. The Lebanese Legation gave a reception for him. He granted interviews in his suite at the Hotel Continental, talked cheerfully about starting an Arab war against both British and Jews in Palestine.

The name of the 49-year-old man in a well-cut blue-grey suit was Fawzi Kawukji. To thousands of Arabs in the Middle East the name carried a ring of romantic derring-do. To hundreds of Arabs in Palestine,...

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