Overview:

Al-Zaytouna Centre conducts strategic and futuristic academic studies on the Arab and Muslim worlds. It focuses on the Palestinian issue and the conflict with Israel as well as related Palestinian, Arab, Islamic and international developments.

General Manager

Mohsen Moh’d Saleh, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Modern and Contemporary Arab History, the general manager of al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, editor-in-chief of the annual Palestinian Strategic Report, former head of Department of History and Civilization at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), and former executive manager of Middle East Studies Centre in Amman.
He was granted the Bait al-Maqdis (Jerusalem) award for Young Muslims Scholars in 1997 and the Excellent Teaching Award (College level), given by IIUM in 2002. Dr. Mohsen is the author of 13 books and some of his books were translated into several languages. He contributed chapters to seven books. He is the editor/ co-editor of more than 30 books. Dr. Mohsen is the editor of electronic daily “Palestine Today,” which has so far published more than 3,777 issues. He has published many articles in refereed scholarly journals and magazines. He presented papers at innumerable academic local and international conferences and seminars. He is a frequent commentator on current issues on broadcasting media.
Selected Title

2012-2013The Palestinian Strategic Report

The Palestinian Strategic Report (PSR) is one of al-Zaytouna’s most important academic studies, published periodically in both English and Arabic. Today, it can be surely asserted that PSR is a must reference for every researcher and academic who are interested in the contemporary developments of the Palestinian issue and the Arab-Israeli conflict. The PSR reviews biennially the various developments concerning the Palestinian question in a comprehensive, objective and academic manner. It offers a wealth of data, up-to-date statistics, and analyzes and offers an outlook of future events.

The Palestinian Strategic Report 2012-2013

The Palestinian Strategic Report (PSR) is one of al-Zaytouna’s most important academic studies, published periodically in both English and Arabic. Today, it can be surely asserted that PSR is a must reference for every researcher and academic who are interested in the contemporary developments of the Palestinian issue and the Arab-Israeli conflict. The PSR reviews biennially the various developments concerning the Palestinian question in a comprehensive, objective and academic manner. It offers a wealth of data, up-to-date statistics, and analyzes and offers an outlook of future events.
The PSR 2012–2013 falls in 400 pages and seven chapters. Edited by Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh, PSR 2012–2013 was written by 13 specialized researchers, and reviewed by three consultants. The seven chapters cover   the internal Palestinian scene, the Israeli-Palestinian scene, the Palestinian issue and the Arab world, the Palestinian issue and the Muslim world, the Palestinian issue and the international situation, the land and the holy sites, and the demographic, economic and educational Indicators.

Chapters for free download

Political Opinion: Problematic Terminology Used in Dealing with the Palestinian Issue

March 8th, 2016|

By: Dr. Mohsen Moh’d Saleh.  A lot of people do not pay attention to the [...]

Strategic Assessment (88): Future of Turkish-Israeli Relations

February 22nd, 2016|

Summary: After a five year and half long diplomatic estrangement between Turkey and Israel on [...]

Paper: The Conditions and Issues of Palestinian Refugees in the Arab World

February 4th, 2016|

Al-Zaytouna Centre publishes a paper entitled “The Conditions and Issues of Palestinian Refugees in the [...]

Panel Discussion: One Hundred Years After Sykes-Picot, New Maps are Being Drawn

January 2nd, 2016|

  • Date: 26/5/2016
  • Sessions: Three sessions

Al-Zaytouna in Their Eyes

Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations is glad, after seven years of its establishment, to occupy an advanced position among studies centres and think tanks specialized in political and strategic studies related to the Palestinian issue.
It pleases the Centre to place in the hands of the reader a number of testimonials that it had received on the seventh anniversary of its establishment and on other occasions, from a group of politicians, experts and academics.
These testimonials reflect the excellent reputation that the Centre enjoys in their circles. The following are excerpts from their letters sent to the Centre, which we are putting on the website so the reader would get an idea of the impressions and letters we had received.

Download: Al-Zaytouna in Their Eyes
The experiment of al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations had been characterized since the Centre’s inception seven years ago by seriousness, persistence and commitment to the dictates of objectivity, partiality and truth. We hope success for the Centre in all its endeavors, hoping that it will achieve the expected role of developing its potentialities according to the specified plan in this country, which is known for its patronage of distinguished advisory institutions…
Dr. Salim al-Hoss, Former Lebanese prime minister
I participated in a conference on Israel and the International Law organized by al-Zaytouna Centre in Beirut in 2009. At the same time I had an opportunity to visit the Centre in Beirut itself. The conference was a great success – thanks to careful and efficient organization on the part of al-Zaytouna. This provided me with a good introduction to the work of al-Zaytouna Centre…
Prof. Dr. John Dugard, Professor of international law. Former Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967.
The materials I regularly receive from al-Zaytouna Centre are extremely informative and are useful to me for my writing and speaking. The analyses, contained therein, are thoughtful, penetrating and in-depth. I am additionally favorably impressed with the books, published by the Centre. They are valuable studies. Finally, I am intrigued by the conferences that the Centre plans and holds… Please continue your good work.
Prof. Dr. Norton Mezvinsky, Distinguished Professor of History (emeritus), Connecticut State University, USA. President, International Council for Middle East Studies, Washington, D.C.