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.


Regev is a man of optimism

Regev for Jewish News by Jenni Frazer Sept 23 2016 Israel’s ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev, has an upbeat message for Rosh Hashanah. He says: “There is something very interesting happening in the region. Because of common threats coming from Iran and groups like Isis, we are seeing a strategic realignment, where today Israel […]

  • 30 September, 2016

A meeting with Yehuda Bauer

By Jenni Frazer for Jewish Chronicle September 9 2016 Yehuda Bauer by Jenni Frazer September 6 2016 When, in 1946, the British colonial government in mandate Palestine were looking for a bright young Jewish scholar to take up a place at Cardiff University, they could scarcely have foreseen that their choice would become a world-famous […]

  • 10 September, 2016

Corbyn accuser stands by Nazi comparisons

By Jenni Frazer for Jewish News August 16 2016 Controversial Labour Party donor, Michael Foster, says he has “no regrets, none” about his attack on Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership by making comparisons with the Nazis. In a hard-hitting article for last weekend’s Mail On Sunday, Foster (pictured) who has given “thousands” to the Labour Party, described […]

  • 16 August, 2016

How not to be a Jewish prince

Tim Samuels for Times of Israel by Jenni Frazer posted May 23 2016 By accident, almost the first thing I do when interviewing Tim Samuels is to give him an opportunity to demonstrate his masculinity, as befits the author of a highly entertaining book on how to be a man in the 21st century. For […]

  • 23 May, 2016

Wes Streeting on Naz Shah and Malia Bouattia

By Jenni Frazer for the Times of Israel posted April 27 2016 LONDON — One of the most high-profile new MPs in the Labour Party deplores his own party’s “flat-footed and ineffective” response to the wave of anti-Semitic commentary currently engulfing Labour. But Wes Streeting, who represents the northeast London constituency of Ilford North which […]

  • 28 April, 2016

Yotam cooks up a storm

Ottolenghi for Times of Israel by Jenni Frazer April 6 2016 In just short of 20 years, Yotam Ottolenghi has become Britain’s best-known Israeli — his name synonymous with a particular kind of happily greedy enjoyment of food, lavishly and lovingly presented. Ottolenghi’s cookbooks are on the shelves of thousands of middle-class kitchens, the gloriously […]

  • 25 April, 2016

The quiet ambassador — David Quarrey

By Jenni Frazer for Jewish News April 2016 In almost his first response to a Jewish News question, the relaxed and friendly British ambassador to Israel, David Quarrey, mentions his partner, Aldo Henriquez. It is a sign of how comfortable he is that the ambassador, who this week marked exactly nine months since presenting his […]

  • 14 April, 2016

Nick Cohen becomes a Jew

Nick Cohen for Times of Israel by Jenni Frazer March 25 2016 Note to readers: this is the unsubbed version. I prefer it. Despite not being Jewish, atheist Nick Cohen, one of Britain’s best-known journalists, had never had a problem with his surname. It was, he thought, part of the furniture: his father’s family had […]

  • 30 March, 2016

The Pater

By Jenni Frazer for Jewish News Feb 18 2016 Childlessness, if at all discussed in the Jewish community, is almost always approached from the woman’s point of view. But next week, at Jewish Book Week, Elliot Jager will look at what it means to be an Orthodox Jewish man who does not have children. Jager, […]

  • 18 February, 2016

Leave it, Shy, just leave it

By Jenni Frazer for the Times of Israel, February 2 2016 LONDON — Novelist Howard Jacobson never really liked the play, “The Merchant of Venice.” He was embarrassed by it at school, where he was obliged to read the part of Shylock. Embarrassed at the way it drew attention to his own Jewishness, and later, […]

  • 3 February, 2016