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Jordanian Newscaster Visits Israeli Television Newsmen

Mahmoud Harun, editor of the Hebrew news program on Jordanian television, visited Israeli television newsmen yesterday in Jerusalem. Harun is here visiting his family as part of the summer visits. Israeli spectators, who are used to seeing him on Jordanian television, usually offering propaganda pieces, were surprised to see him on the local news program meeting with the Israeli director of television Arnon Zuckerman.

Harun was born in the village of Um el Fahem, in the Israeli territory. He left the country, “infiltrated to Jordan,” in his words, in 1965, after finishing high school in Israel. “Our aim is to counter Israeli propaganda,” he told his Israeli colleagues, “While the Israeli establishment is talking a lot about peace we are ready to do something substantial about it, which will secure our rights in this country,” Harun said. He asked the Israeli television director to visit Amman, “but not in an Israeli raid.”

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