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.
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
Ruth Smeeth for JN December 2019 The former Labour MP Ruth Smeeth, who lost her Stoke North seat to her Conservative opponent last week, has said she is “devastated” by the result, not for herself but for her constituents. And she said: “I beg everyone in the Jewish community to join the Jewish Labour Movement […]
Norman Lebrecht by Jenni Frazer for JC September 19 2019 It is, says Norman Lebrecht, a question which has occupied him for half his life. For a short, intense period of time — 100 years or so — a “handful” of people appeared on the public stage “and changed the way we see the world”. […]
For the Jewish Chronicle August 1 2019 Most of us, I would guess, cannot imagine what it takes to be a member of Britain’s front-line emergency service, our firefighters. The visceral fear we are taught relating to fire, when we are tiny children, usually extends for our entire lives. And so Sabrina Cohen-Hatton is doubly […]
For the Jewish Chronicle August 1 2019 It’s not easy speaking to Dr Howard Kaye. On the last day of Passover this year, a Shabbat, he heard the sound of gunfire in the foyer of his synagogue in Poway, a small town near San Diego. Dr Kaye, a rheumatoid specialist, rushed out to see what […]
For the Jewish News July 26 2019 One of Labour’s most outspoken MPs, Wes Streeting, has told Jewish News that he “doesn’t know how Jeremy Corbyn sleeps at night”, and that he has “given up hope that the party will tackle antisemitism while Corbyn is leader”. Mr Streeting was speaking on the eve of a […]
For the Times of Israel posted July 26 2019 With the air of a triumphant conjurer, Benjamin Dreyer, the copy editors’ copy editor — he is the veteran copy chief of Random House publishers — says that in his new book, “Dreyer’s English”, there are two important Yiddish words. “There’s a ‘geshrei’ and there’s an […]