“On [May 14], more than 60 Palestinians were reported killed in Gaza and more than 2,000 injured, according to the Hamas-run Health Ministry,” states an editorial. “It was the deadliest single day of violence since the 2014 war.... Even though the [Israel Defense Forces] defended the legality of using live fire against protests at a High Court challenge ... the larger question goes beyond what may be legal, to what may be in Israel’s best interests. “In defiance of international legitimacy and objections by countries around the world, the US opened its embassy in the occupied city of Jerusalem on [May 14], fuelling condemnation and angry protests in Palestine as well as Arab and Muslim countries...,” states an editorial.
It got deeper into issues around forgiveness, always recognizing that people are complex and face difficult paths – rarely simple or direct – through trauma. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? It introduces a reality that is often overlooked by many of those well-meaning people who want to “cure” homelessness.
One of the healthy competitions between Europe and the United States is over which one can set a new global standard. On May 25, the European Union began to win on one standard – digital privacy – with the start of stiff rules on how companies handle personal data. The impact, though limited to firms operating in Europe, is being felt globally.
European regulators were once dismissed as pesky, procedural, and preoccupied with privacy. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) establishes a range of new rules for how companies handle the personal data of customers in the EU. Critics of the law have emphasized the burdens that it imposes on businesses outside the European Union.
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