Letter to American Red Cross Commending its Reaffirmation of Support For Israel's Magen David Adom
Update: On December 7, 2005, a diplomatic conference of signatories to the Geneva Convention voted to enable Israel to become a member in the International Committee of the Red Cross. More
November 12, 2001
Mr. David McLaughlin
American Red Cross
430 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Dear Mr. McLaughlin:
We are writing to express our great appreciation for your reaffirmation of the American Red Cross' support for the recognition of Israel's first aid society, Magen David Adom (MDA), as a full member of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
We hope that the continued withholding of dues by the American Red Cross will help MDA in its efforts to gain recognition and admission into the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
We continue to appreciate the crucial leadership role the American Red Cross has taken on this issue.
Abraham H. Foxman
ADL National Director
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