March 24, 2011
Unrest Takes Root in Jordan
Don Duncan, Le Monde Diplomatique
Like Yemen and Bahrain, Jordan recently has been shaken by popular protests stemming from rising food prices and high unemployment, especially among the young. But the upheaval also reflects a factor peculiar to Jordan – its delicate demographic balance between indigenous tribes, known as East Bankers, and Palestinians who have emigrated or fled to Jordan in the past six decades and received Jordanian citizenship.