Still, his account to the Senate foreign relations committee suggested otherwise: first in the sequence of events he described came Israel's refusal to free 26 prisoners vital for Mahmoud Abbas to demonstrate he has something tangible to show for negotiating ; then the announcement of new settlement units "Poof, that was the moment," Kerry said ; and only then came the violation by the Palestinians — their unilateral move to sign up to international treaties to allow them to tackle Israel's year-old occupation through legal means.
But the US may need to change tack. Or perhaps Kerry didn't intend to be that blunt?
The truth is that the government has plonked the digital dilemma squarely in the industry's hands, while retaining a firm right of veto based on consumer-driven considerations.
It's a tricky dilemma, but, as Cuzner says, one that is becoming more urgent. If the patient did not want anyone else to be told the doctor could inform them. Currently, the average home has three televisions and one video-recorder.
Kerry has predicted that Israel will face new pressure — in the form of growing calls for boycotts or sanctions — if that option is no longer available. Maybe they were being a tad naive? Last autumn the GMC revised its guidance to doctors on confidentiality, and introduced a section on genetic and other shared information — situations when a diagnosis in one patient might point to the certainty or likelihood of a blood relative having the same condition.
Bythe average number of sets will have risen to four. It was strong pressure from those who have invested heavily in digital which triggered the Cambridge announcements. Controversy broke out in when the Census Bureau produced information on the locations of Americans who had declared their Middle-Eastern heritage during the census.