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Israel admitted to the Red Cross

And not before time, frankly. It has only taken over 70 years. The BBC covers the same story , even if they could not be bothered to translate 'mogen' properly - it means shield, not star.

As a sidebar, I note that the Red Cross emblem is used in India.

The Jerusalem Post has a rather fiery editorial about the issue

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Blogger barbara worth said... 6:51 pm

Well you have astounded me, C. My first husband was Jewish- his mum was born in Israel- and I distinctly remember him telling me that the mogon dovid was the Star of David, so I have spent the past 25 years under that apprehension.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:56 pm

The Telegraph used this sentence in its report:

"For about 50 years the Israeli society had been excluded from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies because of its insistence on using a red Shield (or Star) of David".

But the J Post called it the 'Red Star of David', so the mystery thickens.

There's an interesting Wikipedia article on the nomenclature etc.  



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