JERUSALEM (Mar. 13)
Yeshayahu Haran has been officially named Director-General of the World Zionist Organization Information and Organization Department. Haran, 56, has served as acting Director for several months following the retirement of Dr. Reuven Eytan. Haran was a partisan fighter in the Soviet Union during World War II and was active in organizing illegal immigration to Palestine from Austria and Italy after the war.
He came to Israel in 1947, an active Hashomer Hatzair leader and joined Kibbutz Leahavot Habashan. He has been with the Jewish Agency and WZO since 1949. The WZO Executive has asked Eytan to remain in an advisory capacity and as secretary of the Zionist General Council.