Arab Nation


Collier's Year Book 1967-Covering the year 1966


1946, Volume V Lands And People  page 39

The above map is from Columbia Standard Illustrated WORLD ATLAS ,Copyright 1943,Consolidated Book Publishers, Inc. Chicago, Illinois





                   Collier's Year Book 1967, Covering The Year 1966

Events in Jordan moved at a dramatic pace as the small kingdom found itself enmeshed in Middle Eastern rivalries. The relentless struggle between Israel and the Arab world reached a new climax in November, when King Hussein's government was severely shaken as the result of an Israeli attack on Jordan.

In mid-November, Israel sent armed forces into Samu, a village near the border in west Jordan. The Israelis said that the attack was in retaliation for a number of recent border raids on Israel by Arab terrorists.

Although there were few casualties, the attack precipated a wave of violent demonstrations against the Jordanian government. Palestinian refugees living in Jordan, where they make up almost a third of the total population, protested King Hussein's policy of moderation toward Israel. To be continued.....