The question has meaning because the International Red Cross only recognizes a cross and a crescent as its symbols despite the long existence and extensive use of the Star of David by the Israeli red cross equivalent.
The dispute became public six years ago when Libby Dole, President of the American Red Cross made it an issue and started to withhold U.S. contributions to the international body.
Since 2001 the International Red Cross has been obligated to visit Moslems in many POW camps and in Moslem areas. With the Red Cross symbol in conflict with the Islamic view that the current world affairs are the 4th Christian Crusade, Red Cross workers have been threatened and in a few cases killed.
So why is the International Red Cross succumbing to pressure to change its symbol; Budget withholding or dead staffers?