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Meet The Red Lozenge

After decades of being excluded, it seems that Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) is on the cusp of being recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross. There’s just one slight catch.

Israel said on Monday that it expects its Magen David Adom (Star of David) ambulance service to be recognised by the International Committee of the Red Cross by year’s end, ending a decades-old dispute over the exclusion.

 

Switzerland will convene an international conference by December to consider adopting a third, non-denominational emblem for the Geneva-based Red Cross movement, which currently recognises only the cross and the crescent as symbols.

The non-denominational emblem likely to be used for Israel’s Magen David Adom is this lozenge/crystal thing-a-me-bob:

 

 

While there will be those like me who are perturbed that MDA can’t use the Star of David, it could be worse. For instance, it is a lot better than what the neo palestinians proposed as the symbol for MDA ambulances:

 

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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