A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 13, 1948

A fortnight ago Correspondent Don Burke closed TIME Inc.'s Cairo bureau and made his exodus from Egypt. During his year there as bureau chief, the war in the Holy Land made things unusually difficult for journalists. The press censorship was intolerable to the point where Egyptian censors even rewrote correspondents' copy to suit themselves ; there were repeated acts of violence against foreigners on the streets of Cairo; TIME was banned for being "unfriendly to the Arab cause" after our May 24 cover story on King Abdullah of Transjordan.

Toward the end Burke...

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