A Recipe for Disaster

On the 35th anniversary of his accession to the throne, Jordan's King Hussein, 52, spoke with TIME Cairo Bureau Chief Dean Fischer and Senior Correspondent Murray J. Gart about the turmoil engulfing the Middle East:

On the Palestinian uprising. I don't believe it was something planned or organized outside the territories. It was an uprising of the people -- the elderly, the young, the women. And it continues.

On its consequences. If no action is taken to resolve the Palestinian problem, by the turn of the century the Arab population in Palestine will be almost equal to the Jewish population. But...

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