A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 2, 1978

No sooner had President Jimmy Carter announced his historic, late Sunday-night summit agreement between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Premier Menachem Begin than TIME'S correspondents were off to report on the consequences for this week's issue. Donald Neff joined Secretary of State Cyrus Vance on a flight to Jordan; Cairo Bureau Chief Wilton Wynn accompanied Sadat on his trip home; Dean Fischer interviewed Begin in New York City and then flew to Israel to await his arrival; Christopher Ogden and Laurence I. Barrett reported from Washington.

The past month has proved to be one of the most challenging in TIME'S history....

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