Shah and Empress Farah Pahlavi arrive in Amman for a three day visit upon invitation of King Hussein. The Shah and his wife are received at the airport by King Hussein, Prince Mohammad, Prime Minister Zeid Al-Rifai, ministers, and Commander in Chief of the Arab Army Field Marshall Habess El-Majali and other senior officials and officers. Talks will be held regarding relations between Iran and Iraq. The last Arab Summit Conference to be held in Al-Rabbat authorised King Hussein to attempt to resolve the problems and crisis between the two neighbouring countries. 1975. (Source: persianrealm.com)
National Archives – King Hussein of Jordan – National Security Council. Central Intelligence Agency. (09/18/1947 – 12/04/1981). – This film shows King Hussein of Jordan when he met U.S. President Jimmy Carter to discuss the Middle East. – DVD Copied by IASL Scanner Katie Filbert. – 1980 – ARC 652950 / LI 263.2352
Jordan’s King Hussein On the Six Day War Israel:
Jordan’s King Hussein Concedes the Six Day War. Note his blinking (he appears physically exhausted).
Six Day War – why King Hussein became involved :
Sandhurst military historian gives analysis on how King Hussein became involved in the Six Day War.
Description : A CIA station chief, later Jordan’s lawyer in Washington, reveals the secret history of a lost peace.
Jack O’Connell possessed an uncanny ability to be at the center of things. On his arrival in Jordan in 1958, he unraveled a coup aimed at the young King Hussein, who would become America’s most reliable Middle East ally. Over time, their bond of trust and friendship deepened.
Description : During his long reign (1953–1999), King Hussein of Jordan was one of the most dominant figures in Middle Eastern politics and a consistent proponent of peace with Israel. This is the first major account of his life, written with access to his official documents and with the cooperation (but not approval) of his family and staff, and also extensive interviews with international policy makers.
For more than forty years, Hussein walked a tightrope between the Palestinians and Arab radicals on the one hand and Israel on the other. Avi Shlaim reveals that, for the sake of dynastic and national survival, Hussein initiated a secret dialogue with Israel in 1963 that encompassed more than one thousand hours with Golda Meir, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Shamir, Yitzhak Rabin, and countless others. Shlaim reconstructs this dialogue across battle lines from previously untapped Israeli records and the firsthand accounts of key participants, and makes clear that it was Israeli intransigence that was largely responsible for the failure to achieve a peaceful settlement between 1967 and 1994.