A Letter From The Publisher: Jun. 22, 1970

IN reporting this week's cover story, TIME'S correspondents drew on long experience in the Middle East. Marlin Levin, who has been TIME'S man in Jerusalem for eleven years, toured the frontiers to speak with Israeli border troops. Along with Rome Correspondent John Shaw, who was making his 20th visit to Israel in the past two years, Levin talked with nine of the 13 generals on the Israeli general staff. On the other side of the Arab-Israeli lines, Beirut Bureau Chief Gavin Scott, who was interviewing officials in Egypt, began his week by breakfasting on the Nile and wound up reporting the...

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