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November 4, 2002
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The first commander of the Israeli air force died in a Tel Aviv hospital last Friday. Israel Amir, 99, was head of the underground Haganah’s information department and was sent to Europe to recruit and train thousands of young Holocaust survivors for combat upon their arrival in Israel. He later was appointed to head the country’s fledgling air force and then worked for many years in the Defense Ministry.

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