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The former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Mr. Andrew Young has accepted an invitation from King Hussein of Jordan to visit his country. Mr. Young, who resigned his post following an unauthorised meeting with the Palestine Liberation Organisation delegate to the United Nations, is expected to visit Jordan at the end of November. He will be the second black American leader to visit the country in a short period. The civil rights leader to visit the country in a short period. The civil rights leader the Reverend Jesse Jackson arrived in Amman on Thursday (27 September) after meeting Palestinian on the West Bank.
SYNOPSIS: Reverend Jackson is heading a fact-finding mission of church leaders to the Middle East. He is hoping that his visit will help improve American understanding of the region's problems. One of his first stops in Jordan was the Schneller Refugee Camp in East Amman, which accommodates some 28,000 Palestinian refugees.
Most of the refugees here came to Jordan in 1967 when Israel occupied the West Bank, though some have been thirty years -- ever since the state of Israel came into being. The group had already visited Palestinian settlements on the West Bank and Israel. The Reverend Jackson told newsmen that the Palestinians have the right to a homeland and an independent state, just as Israel has the right to security guarantees.
Mr. Jackson planned to end his two-day visit to Jordan on Friday (28 September) and then to visit Beirut for talks with the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. He was then scheduled to tour Syria and Egypt where he hoped to meet with Syrian President Hafez Al Assad and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.