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.


Media tycoon from Oz leases Jewish Quarterly

For the JC Nov 2020 Australian publishers, in popular British imagination, usually come in the form of tycoons such as Kerry Packer or Rupert Murdoch, aka the Dirty Digger. But there is another model: the specialist publisher, Schwartz Media and its books arm, Black Inc, headed by the genial Morry Schwartz. Schwartz, a youthful 72, […]

  • 1 December, 2020

For Albert, call him Albare

Albert Dadon for JN December 2020 by Jenni Frazer The young Albert Dadon, he admits, believed he could only really follow one career path. But today he can easily be described as an Australian businessman, a philanthropist, and an accomplished musician who has made 14 popular albums. And next week he is presiding over the […]

  • 1 December, 2020

The man who knew too much

Dore Gold for JC Aug 2020 Dr Dore Gold, a former director-general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, an adviser on foreign affairs to two Israeli prime ministers, and a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, must have been one of the few people in the country not to be surprised at the news of a […]

  • 30 August, 2020

Prayer for the return of the handshake

For the JC August 20 2020 There is a nice distinction between the titles of the latest extended essay from France’s leading intellectual, Bernard-Henri Lévy. In Britain and America, this pungent broadside against received wisdom is called The Virus In The Age Of Madness. In French, however, it is called Ce virus que rend fou […]

  • 20 August, 2020

Diaspora’s ‘king of the Jews’

For the JC August 7 2020 If ever there were a Jewish leader who puts his money where his mouth is, it is Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress and arguably the de facto leader of the Jewish world. Thanks to him, thousands upon thousands of Jewish children in central and eastern Europe […]

  • 9 August, 2020

Deleting on-line hatred

For the JN July 31 2020 Imran Ahmed can’t quite believe it himself. From being a “baby” NGO launched just nine months ago, his Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) is now playing with the big boys. This week, working with Tracy-Ann Oberman on the successful 48-hour boycott of Twitter, the youthful 41-year-old was celebrating […]

  • 2 August, 2020

Envoy’s adieu

For the JC June 2020 Israel’s outgoing ambassador to Britain, Mark Regev, departed for home this weekend with a valedictory message for his controversial successor, Tzipi Hotovely — that as much as he was a diplomat and ambassador to the Court of St James, he was “also the ambassador to the British Jewish community.” And […]

  • 22 June, 2020

The legal eagles’ eagle spreads his wings

For the JC May 2020 Alejandro “Sandy” Stern is not dead, avid fans of Scott Turow will be relieved to know. And, despite the uncompromising title of Turow’s latest book, The Last Trial, Stern will, like the Lone Ranger, return to ride again in future novels — apparently he will feature hosting a legal podcast […]

  • 28 May, 2020

New chair of LFI denounces Corbyn

Steve McCabe for JN March 2020 by Jenni Frazer The new chair of Labour Friends of Israel in Parliament, Steve McCabe, has described outgoing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as “deluded” if he believes he can serve as shadow foreign secretary in any future Opposition grouping. Mr McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, told Jewish News: […]

  • 16 March, 2020

He is the very model of a modern Israel advocate

For the JC Jan 2020 by Jenni Frazer On Richard Kemp’s Twitter biography are the words “Keep attacking” — a mantra which could sum up this military man’s life. He is an anomaly in British society, a soldier down to his bootstraps, who uses every public platform he can to speak well of the Israel […]

  • 16 January, 2020