The World: Genius for Survival

Amid the sudden discussion of a Jordanian-Palestinian federation, Palestine Liberation Organization Leader Yasser Arafat is expected to fly this week to Amman for talks with King Hussein. For Arafat, such a trip will be not quite a journey to Canossa, but very close to it. An organizer of the Al Fatah guerrilla movement, who once directed fedayeen operations against Israel from Jordanian caves, he has not seen Amman since the Black September of 1970, when Hussein's army took bloody action because the Palestinians had become so independent in their assaults on Israeli territory that they were defying the King's sovereignty. The...

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