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The Palestine Communist Party 1919–1948

The Palestine Communist Party 1919–1948

Arab and Jew in the Struggle for Internationalism
December 2010
Trade Paperback · 256 Pages
$18.00 U.S. · $22.00 CAN · €12.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781608460724
Haymarket Books


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This history of the Palestinian Communist Party upends the caricature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as an ancient religious blood feud. Musa Budeiri shows how the complex history of the Palestinian Left before the Zionist destruction of historic Palestine was defined by secularism and solidarity between Arab and Jewish workers. With a new introduction and afterword by the author.

About the Author

Musa Budeiri is a Palestinian political scientist and a resident of East Jerusalem. He was born in West Jerusalem, Palestine, in 1946, and teaches politics in the Program for Democracy at the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Birzeit University.