World: Middle East: A Secret Rendezvous

DUSK had just descended on the flat, lonely Arava wilderness north of Elath when the two convoys of cars approached each other at a border point where Israel and Jordan meet. Prearranged signals were flashed, and the convoy from Jordan sped into Israel. Some of the Jordanians joined the Israeli convoy, which moved to a secluded spot. For 90 minutes, Jordan's King Hussein and Israel's Deputy Premier Yigal Allon carried on an undisturbed conversation in an air-conditioned car. Israeli security men maintained a lookout, and Israeli army units near by went on the...

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