KING HUSSEIN MOVES TOWARD ISRAEL Jordan must make peace with Israel because it no longer can depend on Arab allies for protection, King Hussein told his army officers last week, official Jordanian media reported Saturday. Friday, President Clinton had announced that King Hussein and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel would hold a ground-breaking summit July 25 in Washington. Hussein said the collapse of Arab unity after the Gulf war has left the kingdom ``susceptible to fragmentation.'' ``Since the Gulf crisis, division between our Arab brethren has become a dominant fact in the region,'' he said, adding that Iraq, ``which was our main backer in the region,'' could no longer be counted on. ``Tell me, whom do we count on? The Americans and the Gulf states are not behind us. Therefore, we must pursue peace with steadfastness.'' (See Jordan-Iraq story, Page 1.) World cup tenorsSkip to next paragraph
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Soccer's World Cup final, played Sunday night between Italy and Brazil, was serenaded Saturday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles by tenors Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Jose Carreras. The show was shown on tape in most parts of the world prior to the game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The famous tenors last performed together four years ago.
Violence hits Gaza
Israeli troops and Palestinian police fired at each other yesterday during a riot by thousands of Palestinian workers who overran checkpoints, burned buses, and set fire to a gas station. Two Palestinians were killed and 90 wounded, the Palestinian Liberation Organization said. Six Palestinian police and 16 Israeli soldiers also were wounded. The melee, which lasted for nearly four hours, the most serious violence since Gaza and the West Bank town of Jericho gained autonomy from Israel in mid-May. Israeli and Palestinian officials blamed each other for the casualties.