A Letter From the Publisher: Jan. 25, 1988

As an angry Palestinian uprising continued to boil over in the West Bank and Gaza last week, the Israeli army tightened press access to the turbulent refugee camps. That did not stop TIME Jerusalem Bureau Chief Johanna McGeary from crawling through a knee-high hole in the wall to interview residents in a camp. That kind of dogged pursuit is only one of the journalistic skills required to cover the bloody conflict in the Israeli-occupied territories. Besides confronting tear gas, rocks, bullets and Israeli press restrictions, reporters face the daunting logistical problem of following what McGeary describes as a "war without a...

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