From the Editors
A year has passed since Arab youth took to the streets demanding freedom and dignity, unleashing a long-awaited revolution. As authoritarian regimes fell in Tunisia and Libya, were shaken in Egypt, and are struggling fiercely in Yemen and Syria, I went searching for the Arab Spring in Ramallah, looking for the reverberations of the Arab uprisings on Palestine. Euphoria as much as apprehension accompanied me as I looked for the promise of a revolution devoid of any grand ...Keep Reading »
Leila Farsakh is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Her areas of expertise include comparative and Middle Eastern politics, notably regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict and Oslo peace process. Farsakh has written extensively about the Palestinian economy and regional integration. She is the author of Palestinian Labor Migration to Israel: Labor, Land, and Occupation (2005) and edited Commemorating the Naksa, Evoking the Nakba for the Electornic Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (EJMES No. 8) in 2008.