NEW YORK (Jul. 9)
Major Reuven Dafni of the Defense Army of Israel, who is now in the United States, has been appointed representative of the Defense Ministry of the state of Israel in the Israeli Office of Information in New York. The appointment of Major Dafni was made by David Ben Gurion, Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Israel.
A veteran of 15 years with Haganah, Major Dafni participated in the security planning of the Jewish republic. During World War II, he served in the British Army as an intelligence officer and was decorated for leading a hazardous mission in German-held Yugoslavia, Major Dafni and his intelligence units were credited during the war with saving 142 Allied airmen, most of them Americans.