A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 2, 1974

With world attention riveted on rising Arab-Israeli tensions, TIME has steadily increased its reporting of the people and events in the center of the conflict. Our coverage has included interviews with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Syrian President Hafez Assad and two talks with Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat, along with a cover story on the P.L.O. In these and other articles we told the Arab side of the tragic story. This week our cover focuses on embattled Israel. We present an interview with Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin, an account of the arms lineup stocked by both sides since the October war...

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