Unfortunately, it was Israel and not the Red Cross that gave in on this matter. France and Iran blackballed MDA from participation in the Red Cross because the Star of David was "too Jewish" a symbol. No one had any comments about religious associations of a red cross or a red crescent moon, but a red Star of David was completely unacceptable. So MDA decided that their international symbol would be an empty red box. MDA representatives in the International Red Cross will have an empty red box on their uniforms, into which they will have to sew a red Star of David. The red Star of David will be provided by MDA. This is how far the world has come to the elimination of anti-semitism.
27 injured in fire, explosion at former air raid shelter in Hamburg, Germany (DPA)
from the article: A still-stained UN