Listening to Radio 4 this morning I heard Humphrys ask Ehud Barak, “Would it be right for Israel to kill Yasser Arafat?”
I almost fell over at the reply, “Arafat is toast.”

What Barak actually said was , “Arafat is a terrorist”. Let’s hope anyone who has to translate his words into Arabic has sharper ears than me. You’ll probably be able to listen for yourself here later.

Judith, make sure that son of yours mixes with the right sort at the gan.