A Letter From The Publisher, May 30, 1977

The night before the Israeli elections, Jerusalem Bureau Chief Donald Neff and Correspondent David Halevy had an exclusive interview with Shimon Peres, the man they expected to become the next Premier. The trouble was, admits Neff, "like just about everyone else, we had picked the wrong side."

To Neff, as to most Middle Eastern observers, "Menachem Begin's victory was more than an upset. It was a conundrum. What did it mean—for peace, for America, for Israel, for the Palestinians?" Our cover story this week, written by Associate Editor Spencer Davidson, assesses those questions....

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