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.
Good to see Humphreys being stood up to and having some of his Israel(bad, oppressors)/Palestinian (good, victims) mindset rattled. No doubt the Today team are clueless as to why a former Israeli dove now has such robust views (answer: Palestinian suicide bombers who blow Jews apart).
Sorry for the late comment (I somehow got to this page just now), but as an Israeli, born in Israel, I can tell you that the word is “terrorist”, with a heavy Israeli accent, definitely not “toast”.