MIDDLE EAST: Getting Almost All Points of View

THIS is sort of Middle East month," said President Nixon last week as he welcomed King Hussein of Jordan to the White House. "First you, and then in March Mrs. Meir. It helps to get all points of view." Nixon's reference could have been more adroitly phrased; neither Hussein nor Israeli Premier Golda Meir particularly enjoys being characterized as Washington's Middle Eastern belligerent-of-the-week. But by and large, the implication was correct. The visits by the two leaders, only three weeks apart, were a sharp reminder to the U.S. that there is another...

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