A Fiasco In The Mideast For Everyone But King Hussein

Jordan's King Hussein is one of the Mideast's great survivors. Now, his stock is soaring. His patient diplomacy is gaining increased respect from the U.S., which is tired of the stubborn tactics of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Yassir Arafat. Hussein's success in securing the release of the ailing Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, founder of the Islamic militant group Hamas, from an Israeli prison is winning kudos in the region.

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