I have some genuine questions about the Maki (Communist Party of Israel), what is their line, and their views on the events surrounding the Levant?

Felipe Forte

“We reject the ideological roots and the praxis of Zionism, which breed racist attitudes and undermines equality and democracy. We reject the positions of the Arab Reaction. Our position is class struggle and internationalism: we divide the world differently.”

They don’t seem to have a party line, at least in their official English document.

http://maki.org.il/en this is their english website


From what I understand, they’re actually not bad and have, at the very least, worked with the Communist Party in Palestine in the past.

I think they’re alright.

As to to YOUR specific question: I don’t know their entire line specifically, but their views surrounding the Levant, from what I sometimes heard (such as during an interview with one of the chairwomen), was that they wish to end the assault on Palestine and give back their land, stop the war on Syria, stop the wars everywhere else that Israel is involved in, and they are, of course, anti-Zionist.

Now, this is just me going based on what others have told me, but assuming that one day they were completely in control of the government, I would say this: they’ll probably go for a “one-state solution.” As in, while they’ll give land back to the Palestinians, they will probably replace the government around the more inner territories that’s managed by non-Jewish ethnicities and people as well as communist Jews, or I imagine that that’s the idea.

Of course, I could be completely wrong as I’m going by what others who know more about this topic told me. And the CPUSA, whatever the problems with the leadership (and there are a lot, I think), does at least give you news and connections to other communist parties around the world.

So take that for what you will.

Of course, you could easily just go by the link that @ksynwa@lemmygrad.ml showed you, but if you want a rundown from a person in a “sister party,” since both communist parties are in SolidNet, then here you go. Maybe it’ll give you more context and info that you can cross-reference with the link that they gave you. 😅



Many cheers. I’ll read both the link and your comment!

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