From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
In the past year or so, the infamous Qalandia checkpoint located on the road between Jerusalem and Ramallah—indeed, separating ‘Jerusalem’ from ‘Ramallah’—has become a focal point of protest. I believe this has tremendous transformative potential to create the critical mass of nonviolent resistance necessary to end Israel’s occupation. In the event of a truly mass protest movement in Israel/Palestine—the kind we have seen in Tunisia, Syria and Egypt—Palestinians will ...Keep Reading »
Zachary J. Foster is a PhD student in Near East Studies at Princeton University. His research pertains to borderlands in the Late Ottoman Levant (especially Palestine), World War I in Greater Syria, as well as the historiography and literary cultures in the Mandatory Levant (especially Palestine). He is also the author of a blog on East Jerusalem and is a frequent contributor to www.Ottomanhistorypodcast.com and www.policymic.com. Zach speaks Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish, and Italian.
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