Poale Zion

In the Jewish Communal Register for 1917-18, note, concerning "Zionism-Socialism," the tribute paid to a socialist leader, B. Borouchov, who proclaimed Zionism as a Socialist "theory which was necessarily very popular among the Jewish masses who were at the same time Socialistic through and through." And they still are "Socialistic through and through."

"Zionism thus received a Marxist basis, and appealed strongly to the masses." We see the organizations of the "Social Democratic Zionist Party Poale-Zion," by Socialist Borochov and Ben-Zwi; a great Russian general strike (always part of Zionist strategy) and the organization of revolutionary red journals.

"At the same time that the party was organized in Russia, sister societies were organized in America, in England, and finally, in Palestine." (See Exhibits 218, 219)

"Poale-Zionism" [i.e. workers of Zionism] we read "is a party not for Palestine alone, but also for the Golus [all Jews everywhere in so-called dispersion] and its interests." "For this reason, Poale-Zionism is the center of the East Side [of New York] from which come forth almost all Jewish American movements, or without which no movement can prosper."

And, continuing: "The Poale-Zion created the [Jewish] Congress movement ... And the participation by the Jewish Kehillah of New York is cited:

The Poale-Zion have made their best record in the Congress movement, where they forced the whole Jewish laboring class on the one hand, and the Zionists on the other hand, as well as the better-to-do elements, to participate. (See Exhibits 222 and 223)

Even in 1917-18, there were stated to be "more than one hundred societies in the National Workers' Alliance, which cooperates with Poale Zion. "All this constitutes a strong [page 78] NationalSocialist movement in America under the spiritual leadership of

Poale Zion." (See Exhibit 225) And:

Purpose the establishment of a socialistic commonwealth the education of the Jewish masses in America (See Exhibit 226)

"Poale Zion" formed a world organization and affiliated with "Zeire Zion," and became the strongest element in the Palestine "Histadruth" (giant cooperatives of unions, properties, industries, bus lines, banks, etc., on USSR lines) "controlling 70% of its votes" (Universal Jewish legion that fought on the side of the Allied army in Egypt and Palestine ... a Yiddish weekly, Yiddisher Kampfer, and a monthly, The Jewish Frontier [supporter of Histadruth] and its prominent place in the Zionist World Organization. Poale Zion's string of Marxist schools have done their work and are continuing to do it.

A Poale Zion Palestine party mentioned in the above 1943 report was called Aduth Haabodah, also spelled in the Zionist Palestine Year Book (1946), Ahdut Avoda and (in a 1955 Jewish Examiner report) Achdut Avodah.

"Ahdut Avoda is affiliated with the World Zionist Movement. It stands for the establishing of a Socialist Jewish State in Palestine, but is more radical in internal affairs." (Palestine Year Book. 1946, page 355).

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