JC reporter picks up top journalism prize

By Simon Rocker, April 22, 2010
Rattling the Board: Lord Wallace

Rattling the Board: Lord Wallace

The JC's Middle East correspondent, Anshel Pfeffer, has been awarded the prestigious B'nai B'rith award for journalism.

Mr Pfeffer, 36, has worked for the paper for three years. He reported from Mumbai in the aftermath of the terror attacks and covered Operation Cast Lead, the Jerusalem riots and the Israeli elections.

He also covered the Israeli angle on universal jurisdiction in the UK after a warrant was issued in London for the arrest of Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.

A regular analyst for the JC on Israeli politics and the military, he is also a columnist for the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz.

Mr Pfeffer won the B'nai B'rith World Centre Award, which "recognises excellence in diaspora reporting", in the print media category. The accolade aims to encourage quality reporting on the diaspora in the Israeli media.

Who is Lord Wallace?

● Lord Wallace of Saltaire, born Leicester 1941
● Liberal parliamentary candidate in five elections and speech writer for then leader David Steel
● 1978-90 - director of studies of Royal Institute of International Affairs, followed by academic posts at St Anthony's College, Oxford and the London School of Economics
● Ennobled in 1995, he became the Liberal Democrats' main frontbench spokesman in the Lords on foreign affairs in 2001
● 2004 - elected deputy leader of the Liberal peers

Last updated: 2:56pm, April 22 2010