Ran (Haganah unit)
Ran was the counter-intelligence service of the Jewish settlement in Mandate Palestine. It was established by Shaul Avigur (Meirov) and Yehuda Arazi (Tannenbaum), the latter a member of the Palestine Police Force. Arazi joined the police on orders from the Haganah, and rose to become a police inspector in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Ran's primary aim was to thwart the intelligence gathering operations of the British, Germans, Italians and Americans.
- Friling, 2005, p. 28.
- Slater, 1970, p. 127.
- Kurzman, 1983, p. 186.
- Friling, Tuvia (2005). Arrows in the Dark: David Ben-Gurion, the Yishuv leadership, and Rescue Attempts During the Holocaust. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0-299-17550-4
- 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