Jenni Frazer

Interviews

I’ve done hundreds of interviews with the famous and the not-so-famous. I do my best to try to ask the questions that anybody would ask if they had access to these subjects. So I do lots of research and present in-depth portraits, conscious that any interview can only skim the surface and be a snapshot of a person’s thoughts and feelings on that day, on that date.

If you want to check out a (partial) list of the hundreds of interviews I’ve done over the years, please take a look.


A lost world and a lost identity

For the Jewish Chronicle August 19 2017 “I must move on now, Mother. You and most of the family went to the gas chambers, without my knowing”. “Dear Miss Bechhofer, are you our cousin? If so, are you not one of twins?” Nearly 40 years separate these two letters, the first a product of imagination, […]

  • 21 August, 2017

The professors’ professor

For The Times of Israel posted August 7 2017 Gershuny for ToI by Jenni Frazer July 24 2017 To spend even a short time in Professor Jonathan Gershuny’s company is to be treated to a very superior sort of whirlwind university lecture — but tailored especially for an audience of one. He is by turns […]

  • 7 August, 2017

Anything is possible

Saed Sarsur for the JC July 31 2017 If it comes as a surprise to see the Israeli and British flags on display in Saed Sarsur’s Mayfair offices, a conversation with this Israeli-Arab businessman will persuade anyone that they should not raise an eyebrow. Mr Sarsur is a proud and fiercely passionate Israeli, who, together […]

  • 31 July, 2017

Jewish Tories and a LibDem

For the Times of Israel posted June 7 2017 LONDON — The Jewish vote was so important to Conservative politician Zac Goldsmith during his unsuccessful run for mayor of London last year that the candidate launched his campaign at London’s Jewish Community Centre, JW3. Goldsmith, who is not halachically Jewish, has nonetheless suffered antisemitism due […]

  • 7 June, 2017

Labour candidates

For the Times of Israel posted June 5 2017 LONDON — After two leaders of the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) decided to toss their hats into the ring to square off against two pro-Israel Conservative MPs in Britain’s June 8 general election, it looks like all bets are off. Chairman and vice-chairman of the JLM […]

  • 6 June, 2017

Sadiq the sleek mayor of London

For the Times of Israel posted April 29 2017 LONDON — In 2004, a young London Muslim lawyer named Sadiq Khan shared a platform with five political extremists at a meeting held by the Friends of Al-Aqsa, entitled “Palestine — The Suffering Still Goes On.” The speakers included Daud Abdullah, who went on to lead […]

  • 29 April, 2017

The libel lawyer who’s fighting for Israel

Mark Lewis for Times of Israel by Jenni Frazer April 12 2017 You really wouldn’t want to be on the wrong side of the media and libel lawyer, Mark Lewis. For a good 20 minutes of our interview Lewis re-lives — in withering detail — tiny victories over alleged antisemites at his old school in […]

  • 12 April, 2017

Lithuanian Shoah ‘whitewash’ claim

For the JC posted March 30 2017 The Lithuanian parliamentary ombudsman, Augustinas Normantas, has refused to open an investigation into a complaint that his country’s Genocide and Resistance Centre presents a revisionist version of wartime history. Instead, the ombudsman said that the centre itself must address the issue first, and “if its answer is disputed, […]

  • 30 March, 2017

Exclusive: the Tory MP who has become Jewish

For the Jewish Chronicle posted March 30 2017 The Conservative MP Andrew Percy went home two weeks ago after a typically busy week in the House of Commons — and lit his Shabbat candles. Because on March 16, Mr Percy converted to Judaism, and as he said, “It was the first time I could say, […]

  • 30 March, 2017

Tory peeress says volunteers Britons who fight for Israel should be prosecuted

For the Times of Israel posted March 30 2017 LONDON — A once-prominent British politician has come under fire from Jewish and Conservative leaders for likening British citizens in the Israel Defence Forces to Muslims who join paramilitary and terrorist groups. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, who resigned from the government in 2014 after calling its policy […]

  • 30 March, 2017