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Tv Broadcaster Arrested in Amman

A Jordanian TV broadcaster who invited Israeli Cabinet ministers to tape interviews for his program is in trouble with Jordanian authorities. Mahmoud Harun, editor of the Hebrew news program on Jordanian TV was arrested when he returned to Amman after a two-week visit to the West Bank and Israel. He is suspected of “having conducted suspicious contacts,” the Jordanian News Agency said yesterday.

Harun is the second Arab official to find himself in hot water after returning from Israel. Dr. Ishak Qotob, an Arab UN official stationed in Saudi Arabia, was banned from returning to that country three weeks ago after calling on the Ministry of Welfare in Jerusalem during a summer visit here.