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Rumors in Lebanon of Israel’s Impending Attack on Jordan Prove False

A flurry of excitement erupted today in Beirut, when a session of the Lebanese Parliament was suspended amidst reports that Israel had amassed troops on the Jordan frontier and was about to attack Jordan. Telephone communications were interrupted between Beirut and the Jordanian-held part of Jerusalem.

An emergency war council was called in Beirut. The Egyptian and Saudi Arabian Ambassadors were summoned to a meeting with the Jordanian Charge d’Affaires and the Acting Lebanese Premier. However. American news services succeeded in contacting Arab editors in Jordan and established that there were no grounds for the rumors which had caused so much excitement here.