World: The Other Jordanians

IN Amman last week, Jordan's King Hussein and Guerrilla Leader Yasser Arafat shook hands self-consciously. The gesture sealed a shaky agreement. In the wake of the ten-day civil war that claimed thousands of lives, Hussein won a pledge of loyalty from the Palestinian guerrillas. At the same time, he granted the fedayeen broad freedom to move and operate within his kingdom. Yet scarcely had Hussein and Arafat concluded the bargain when minor skirmishes between guerrillas and loyalists began breaking out.

Should the skirmishing develop into another round of full-scale fighting, Hussein is likely...

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