The International Red Cross has long denied the Israeli medical service membership in the international organization. This is clearly due to Arab and Third—world pressure, as well as the usual anti—Israel suspects in Europe and elsewhere.
The Red Cross has justified this refusal by saying that the Magen David Adom (the red 6—pointed star) that the Israeli service uses violates the regulation of the Red Cross which requires all national aid societies to use the Red Cross symbol. This has not prevented over 25 Muslim Red Crescent Societies form being admitted into the august membership despite ussing the Muslim symbol of a crescent. Now comes a story
that the Red Cross is being ordered to stop using the Red Cross in Iraq because it would offend Muslims. There you have it..hypocrisy meets reality as the Red Cross gets a dose of its own strong medicine.
Ed Lasky 10 19 05