A Risky Royal Welcome

Beirut's exiles evoke old anxieties in returning to Jordan

"Please, brothers, just one kiss and keep moving." That command, delivered off-camera by an anonymous officer of the Palestine Liberation Organization, could be heard clearly on Jordanian television last week as King Hussein benignly received the embraces, one after another, of 265 P.L.O. guerrillas who had just arrived in his country after a 20-hour trip from Beirut via Cyprus. The guerrillas responded eagerly to their warm welcome, bearing aloft a portrait of Hussein that they had found in one of the rooms at the...

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