MIDDLE EAST: Quarreling Over the West Bank

"King Hussein could announce that the sun was coming up tomorrow," a merchant in the Jordanian capital of Amman commented last week, "and Cairo Radio would be on the air ten minutes later denouncing the idea as a Zionist imperialist plot." Cairo Radio and almost every other Arab station in the Middle East were on the air last week criticizing Hussein for a different sort of announcement. The attacks were focused on his proposal (TIME, March 27) to divide his country into two autonomous regions—Palestine and Jordan—and to rename the combination the...

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