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February 24, 2003

American Red Cross forms partnership with counterpart in Israel

It took a while but now a recognition that Jews bleed too
[...]In a statement hailing the American Red Cross agreement with Magen David Adom, American Jewish Committee executive director David Harris said: “Today’s agreement between the American Red Cross and Magen David Adom is a boost to existing cooperative efforts between these two outstanding humanitarian relief organizations.”

Our work, however, is not complete.

The Red Cross steadfastly will promote Magen David Adom’s membership at every opportunity. Last month, American Red Cross President and CEO Marsha Johnson Evans reaffirmed our position at meetings with leaders in Geneva reiterating our board’s policy to not pay dues until this injustice is reversed.

As our country continues to face uncertain times, our organization has much to learn from Israel’s Magen David Adom especially in preparing for weapons of mass destruction. We look forward to sharing knowledge and developing best practices through this important partnership. [more]