Ran (Haganah unit)

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Ran was the counter-intelligence service of the Jewish settlement in Mandate Palestine.[1] It was established by Shaul Avigur (Meirov) and Yehuda Arazi (Tannenbaum), the latter a member of the Palestine Police Force.[1] Arazi joined the police on orders from the Haganah,[2] and rose to become a police inspector in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).[2][3]

Ran's primary aim was to thwart the intelligence gathering operations of the British, Germans, Italians and Americans.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Friling, 2005, p. 28.
  2. ^ a b Slater, 1970, p. 127.
  3. ^ Kurzman, 1983, p. 186.


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  • Kurzman, Dan (1983). Ben-Gurion, Prophet of Fire. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-0-671-23094-4
  • Slater, Leonard (1970). The Pledge. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-0-671-20465-5