Warwick Labour Chair accused of anti-semitism as he appears to endorse Israel as a ‘racist endeavour’
Fraser Amos has been accused of anti-semitism following his retweet
Fraser Amos, the chair of Warwick Labour, has been accused of anti-semitism after retweeting a tweet describing the establishment of Israel as a "racist endeavour".
Under the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) guidelines for anti-semitism, it is considered anti-Semitic to deny the Jewish people their right to self-determination, for example by claiming that "the existence of Israel is a racist endeavour".
Fraser has defended his actions, saying the backlash towards him "undermines the fight against anti-semitism in the party".
@ me next time jack. Nice to see you're trying to police jewish journalists like Eleanor Penny's legitimate views on israel. Stuff like this undermines the fight against anti-semitism in the party, it's disgusting.
fyi – https://t.co/U72YfXTUou
— 🌹 Fraser 🌹 (@comradefraz) September 6, 2018
Fraser, who was elected as the chair of Warwick Labour in March this year, has openly condemned anti-semitism within the Labour Party.
Nathan is right, the party must work to rebuild relations with the jewish community. We must do this in a way that doesn't undermine our responsibilities to the palestinian people.
If the NEC does adopt the IHRA examples word for word there must be qualifications to ensure this https://t.co/yAHmQTm8o6
— 🌹 Fraser 🌹 (@comradefraz) September 3, 2018
In 2017, he also gave a speech at the Labour Party Conference in 2017.
— 🌹 Fraser 🌹 (@comradefraz) September 25, 2017
Last academic year, Fraser was involved in a homophobia scandal after he tweeted that it is not homophobic to assume that all gay people must be left wing.
— Paul Everitt-Clay #StandUp4Brexit 🙋🏻♂️ (@freespirited_p) April 21, 2018
Fraser Amos has been approached for comment.
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Correction: An earlier version of this article misquoted the official IHRA definition of anti-semitism, this has now been amended.