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A leap of faith for Christian Zionists

For the Times of Israel, May 29 2015 By Jenni Frazer LONDON — A seemingly unassuming husband and wife, Des and Remeny Starritt, are at the forefront of an unlikely British initiative. Next month the Starritts are formally launching a UK chapter of Christians United for Israel, or CUFI, at a rally in Westminster, the […]

  • 29 May, 2015

Police can’t stop far right demo in Golders Green

Anti-Jewish demo for Jewish News by Jenni Frazer May 19 2015 Antisemitic and far right groups are planning a major demonstration “against Jewish privilege” in Golders Green, the heartland of the community, on the first Shabbat in July. Communal leaders are understood to be asking Home Secretary Theresa May to ban the event. Police told […]

  • 20 May, 2015

Watch out for loved-up Abbas

Column for Jewish News May 22 2015 by Jenni Frazer Readers of a certain age will be aware of the injunction “Always keep ahold of nurse, For fear of finding something worse”. It comes from Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Tales for Children but given Belloc’s reprehensible attitude to Jews, it’s probably the only thing of his […]

  • 20 May, 2015

Young Jews come face to face with the Holocaust

The Times (UK) published May 16 2015 by Jenni Frazer “No one can properly understand why the Shoah [the Holocaust] took place. No one has the right to rationalise it . . . God only knows why it happened,” says Britain’s Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, who was in Cracow, along with 250 young British people, […]

  • 17 May, 2015

Conspiracy theories over Israel’s aid to Nepal

Column for Jewish News issue May 1 2015 by Jenni Frazer A friend of mine in Tel Aviv, much given to conspiracy theories, once told me that nothing ever happened over the weekend because Israeli newspapers didn’t publish on Shabbat. My friend was convinced that the government sat on news until life reached the sunlit […]

  • 5 May, 2015

British Jews on rollercoaster relationship with Miliband

British Jewry shares roller coaster ride with Jewish potential PM | The Times of Israel 05/05/2015 11:10 Last-minute efforts to woo the community make sense given new study saying Jewish vote could influence close race in 20 constituencies BY JENNI FRAZER May 5, 2015, 12:28 am LONDON — If British Jewry had to describe its […]

  • 5 May, 2015

New Palestinian play worries UK community

The Siege play tour by Jenni Frazer for Times of Israel April 27 2015 British Jews are once again bracing themselves for attacks on Israel with a month-long tour of a new play by the Freedom Theatre of Palestine, “The Siege”. The theatre company, based in the West Bank town of Jenin, has devised the […]

  • 27 April, 2015

March of the Living

For the Jewish News April 17 – 24 2015 March of the Living April 2015 for Jewish News by Jenni Frazer At the airport, Ziggy Shipper, a scarcely believable 85, flirts with anyone within arm’s reach. In just a week in Poland, Ziggy, once a native of Lodz and now as proud a Briton as […]

  • 20 April, 2015

Southampton: basic error

Column for the Jewish News, April 17 2015 This week I crave readers’ indulgence for returning to the painful subject of the Southampton Israel conference. Who said this, in The Guardian, in April 2010? “To argue – as an academic or in an academic setting – that the state of Israel should be destroyed seems, […]

  • 20 April, 2015

Belsen liberation remembered

For the Times of Israel April 17 2015 Belsen/March of the Living for Times of Israel April 17 2015 by Jenni Frazer The voices, frail and quavering, were singing a familiar melody – but the words were not the same. Over a timespan of 70 years and a lifetime of pain, suffering and survival, British […]

  • 20 April, 2015