Communist Party of Palestine

The Communist Party of Palestine (Yiddish: קאָמוניסט פארטיי פון פּאַלעסטינע)[1] was a communist party in Palestine 1922-1923. It was formed through a split in the Po‘alei Tziyon which led to the formation of the Jewish Communist Party and another faction forming the Palestinian Communist Party). A major difference between the two parties was the attitude towards Zionism. The Communist Party of Palestine was more staunch in its condemnation of Zionism, whereas the Palestinian Communist Party was open towards some degree of cooperation with Zionists. The Communist Party of Palestine opposed Zionist settlements in Palestine.[2]

Communist Party of Palestine
Split fromJewish Communist Party
Merged intoPalestinian Communist Party
Political positionFar-left

In 1923 the two parties merged, forming the Palestine Communist Party.[2]


  1. ^ Donald F. Busky (2002). Communism in History and Theory: Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 79. ISBN 978-0-275-97733-7.
  2. ^ a b Halliday, Fred. Early Communism in Palestine, in Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Winter, 1978), pp. 162-169