MIDDLE EAST: Just Like Algeria

Last fall, after Nasser and Jordan's King Hussein had seemingly patched up their quarrel and agreed to resume diplomatic relations, all went well until the United Arab Republic assigned a new man to head its consulate in Arab Jerusalem. His credentials, as if calculated to give offense, defined the post as in "the area west of the Jordan River which is occupied at present by the forces of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan." It has been part of Jordan for ten years.

Hussein's response to this diplomatic slight was to send the consul...

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