Palestinian Communist Party (1922)

The Palestinian Communist Party (Yiddish: פּאלעסטיניטשע קאמוניסט פארטיי)[1] was a communist party in Mandate Palestine that came about from a split in 1922 of the Jewish Communist Party. The other factions from the split formed the Communist Party of Palestine. A major difference between the two parties was their 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. Both parties were predominantly Jewish.[2]

Palestinian Communist Party
Split fromJewish Communist Party
Merged intoPalestine Communist Party
Political positionFar-left

In 1923, the two parties merged to form the unified Palestine Communist Party.


  • Fred Halliday, "Early Communism in Palestine", Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Winter, 1978), pp. 162–169


  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. ^ Hen-Tov, Jacob (1974). Communism and Zionism in Palestine During the British Mandate. Transaction Publishers. ISBN 9781412846899.