Features

Good journalists are endlessly curious and should be endlessly enthusiastic. My features run the gamut from politics to travel writing. They all have one thing in common – to transmit that enthusiasm to the reader.


Grandma was right all along

By Jenni Frazer for The Guardian family section, published August 29 2015 As a schoolgirl in west London, Dina Gold was often taken out for cultural treats – visits to the ballet or art galleries, followed by coffee and cakes – by her grandmother Nellie Wolff. Nellie was living in Putney, south London, at the […]

  • 29 August, 2015

Zangwill’s enduring mystery

Israel Zangwill for Times of Israel by Jenni Frazer August 23 2015 He was known as the Charles Dickens of the Jews, and in his day – the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th – the writer and journalist Israel Zangwill was a famous name in the English-speaking world, renowned […]

  • 28 August, 2015

Ambassador Taub goes home

By Jenni Frazer for Jewish News August 6 2015 After four frenetic years, Israel’s envoy to the UK, Daniel Taub, packed up and returned home this week. He spoke to Jenni Frazer about his busy posting There are cardboard boxes stuffed with books all over the floor, and on the computer the ambassador is writing […]

  • 6 August, 2015

Scotland fights back on boycott

By Jenni Frazer for Times of Israel August 5 2015 LONDON — This month an intense group of pro-Israel campaigners sat for hours in a stuffy room in Glasgow, home to Scotland’s largest Jewish community. Most of the campaigners, busy planning a conference to be held in the city on August 20, are enthusiastic non-Jews. […]

  • 6 August, 2015

The road to Bletchley Park

By Jenni Frazer for Times of Israel August 6 2015 BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, England — Back in 1929, United States Secretary of State Henry Stimson coined the immortal phrase “Gentlemen don’t read other gentlemen’s mail.” So saying, Stimson closed down the State Department’s cryptanalytic office, the legendary Black Chamber. Fortunately for the outcome of World War II, […]

  • 6 August, 2015

Lone warrior battles against anti-Zionists

By Jenni Frazer for Times of Israel August 3 2015 LONDON — A familiar figure at anti-Israel demonstrations, with his gigantic bushy red beard and white crocheted deep skullcap, he could well be — at first sight — a white Englishman who has converted to Islam. But Joseph Cohen, 32, is in fact a lone […]

  • 3 August, 2015

Weidenfeld and JNF to the rescue

By Jenni Frazer for the Times of Israel July 16 2015 LONDON — On the eve of Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria in 1938, 19-year-old George Weidenfeld escaped Vienna for the United Kingdom. He began work at the British Broadcasting Corporation and within ten years had co-founded the publishing firm Weidenfeld & Nicholson. The former […]

  • 16 July, 2015

UK Jews wary on Labour leader race

By Jenni Frazer for the Times of Israel July 13 2015 LONDON — Britain’s pro-Israel community is viewing the race for the Labour Party leadership with concern after the UK’s biggest union, Unite, threw its weight behind the hard Left MP, Jeremy Corbyn, who has expressed open support for Hamas and Hizbollah. Corbyn, MP for […]

  • 13 July, 2015

London welcomes Israeli foodie invasion

By Jenni Frazer for the Times of Israel July 5 2015 LONDON — Yotam Ottolenghi started it, and now the names of Israeli chefs and their cheerful and relaxed style of cooking are as familiar to London foodies as Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver. For the past six years, the annual Gefiltefest has been a […]

  • 5 July, 2015

Israeli flag cause of clash at anti-hate rally

By Jenni Frazer for the Times of Israel July 3 2015 LONDON — A bitter row broke out at the end of a rally Friday in Golders Green, north London. Under the slogan “Golders Green Together,” the rally was called to demonstrate opposition to a proposed neo-Nazi gathering that had been planned for the neighbourhood, […]

  • 3 July, 2015