<h3>On Poale Zion
Jews, Marxism and the Worker's Movement

On Poale Zion

First Published: Bulletin of the IV Congress of the Communist International, No. 27, December 7, 1922.
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27th Session, November 30, 1922


Chairman Kolorov: Comrade Markhlevsky now has the floor to report in connection some matter pertaining to the Poale Zion.

Markhlevsky: Comrades, the Presidium has received a letter from several comrades who hitherto belonged to the Poale Zion Party. These comrades tell us that the differences of opinion in the Party have led to acute strife, and that they have decided to join the Communist Party. I ought to tell you that the Executive has had many negotiations with the Poale Zion Party, which lately began to call itself the Communist Union, in order to bring about the affiliation of the Communist World Union of Jewish Workers, as they now call themselves, to the Communist International. All of these efforts were set to nought in consequence of the nationalist tendencies which exist in the organization.

Now these comrades tell us that a conference has taken place which resulted in a split. The comrades who quit the Poale Zion and will to join the Communist Party, apply to the International to facilitate their entry into the Communist Parties. It is mainly a question of those comrades who are active among the Jewish speaking proletariat in Russia, Poland, and perhaps in a few East-European countries.

We propose that the matter of the Poale Zion be referred to the Executive.

Chairman Kolorov: Anyone against the proposition to hand the matter over to the Executive? No one. Carried.