Dr Faranesh holds a Bachelor's degree in Arabic language and literature and psychology as well as a Master's degree in Arabic language and literature from Haifa University. His doctoral studies, which he completed at Bar-Ilan University, explored detective writing in modern Arabic literature.
He worked as a secondary-school Arabic language and literature teacher and supervised students' final papers in those subjects. He directed the educational institution, Kalila wa Dimna. He now works as an Arabic lecturer at Oranim Academic College of Education where he also coordinates the Arabic curriculum.
Dr Faranesh has three publications, the most recent of which is a general overview of studies on the topic of Palestinian Arabic literature.