Red Cross is planning to add a 'red crystal' emblem
to the cross and the crescent already in use; this new 'red crystal' sign is going to be "a red frame in the shape of a square on edge on a white ground."
I didn't know until fairly recently that Red Cross did not recognise Magen David Adom
; many in my family, including me, were Red Cross volunteers and I had assumed that we were part of something larger and world-inclusive, at least that's what I told people when I was in high school in Greece and I'd go door-to-door collecting money for RC every year. Since I wasn't looking to collect from non-Jews only and I don't remember anyone refusing to give, I assume that all my compatriots, regardless of religion or origin, donated money to the Red Cross. I knew the crescent was used in Muslim countries and I don't really believe that the red-colored (look ma, no u!) Cross on the white background has no religious significance. If that's true, then why is the Crescent accepted as an emblem too? And why won't they accept the Star of David as a third emblem? Why single out the Jews?