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Meeting the Brits in Israel

Brits in Israel for JN by Jenni Frazer April 18 2016 Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner, 43, is the slightly unexpected sombre British voice of the Israel Defence Forces, spokesman to the international media and commander of the IDF’s social media activities. Twitter users are accustomed to Lt-Col Lerner’s swift and informative updates whenever there is an […]

  • 10 May, 2016

Cameron unconvinced by own argument

Column JN issue May 6 by Jenni Frazer A Chinese curse, apparently, is “May you live in interesting times.” By that measure, we have all been damned, because the past week or so has provided us with a tsunami of headline-grabbing events, from Hillsborough to Sir Philip Green and the collapse of BHS, from the […]

  • 5 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

Birax – of mice, men and speed-dating

Birax for JN by Jenni Frazer April 12 2016 With a grin, one of the organisers of the third Birax conference on regenerative medicine noted that part of the second day of the event would be devoted to… speed-dating. She was not altogether joking. Birax — the British-Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership — was […]

  • 21 April, 2016

Redbridge hustings

By Jenni Frazer for Jewish News April 15 2016 ANXIOUS RESIDENTS told would-be candidates for the London Assembly this week that there were areas of their borough where a man wearing a kippah “would start a riot” and in which Jewish women felt frightened to walk. The sometimes passionate exchanges took place at a hustings […]

  • 14 April, 2016

A crack in the glass ceiling

For the Times of Israel posted Feb 15 2016 LONDON — Britain’s Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, has launched a groundbreaking qualification for Jewish women, the “Ma’ayan” course. Starting in September 2016, the prestigious course hopes to attract Jewish women who want to play a greater role as educators in their communities. A year in the […]

  • 15 February, 2016

Father and son enter robot wars

LONDON — At the moment, this article is being written by a journalist – a human one. But if the father-and-son British academics Richard and Daniel Susskind are correct, in the next 50 years technological changes will mean a transformation so that traditional professions – medicine, law, accountancy, architecture, and yes, even journalism – will […]

  • 19 November, 2015

Ex-envoy’s wife wraps herself in Israel

By Jenni Frazer for the Times of Israel posted Oct 3 2015 LONDON — Deep in the English countryside, about an hour north of central London, sits a 450-year-old manor house. It is rural and English at its most classic. So it is slightly startling to hear the house’s mistress throw Hebrew slang into her […]

  • 5 October, 2015

The Rosh Hashanah present nobody wants

Corbyn impact for Times of Israel by Jenni Frazer Sep 7 2015 He is the Rosh Hashanah present unwanted by the majority of British Jews. But, barring accidents, on Saturday night, September 12, Jeremy Corbyn, the hard-Left backbench MP drafted onto the ballot paper at the last moment, will become the new leader of the […]

  • 10 September, 2015

Antisemitism figures rise

By Jenni Frazer for the Times of Israel July 28 2015 Britain’s antisemitism figures are up by a staggering 53 per cent for the first six months of 2015. But the Community Security Trust (CST), which has collated the statistics, says the rise is due to an increase in reporting of incidents, rather than an […]

  • 31 July, 2015