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This annual referential report, has become an essential classic in the academic realm of Palestinian Studies. It includes the latest and most recent statistical and analytic data on the various developments related to the Palestinian issue.

Al-Zaytouna Center for Studies and Consultations in Beirut has published the Palestinian Strategic Report 2012-2013 (PSR).

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.

English
Title: The Palestinian Strategic Report 2012–2013
Edited by: Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh
Published in: 2015 (1st edition)
Hardcover: 400 pp
Price: $40
PSR-2012--2013-ENG
 >> Chapter Seven: Demographic, Economic and Educational Indicators 2012-2013 (53 pages, 2.2 MB)

>> Chapter Six: The Land and the Holy Sites 2012-2013  (45 pages, 1.5 MB)

>> Chapter Five: The Palestinian Issue and the International Situation 2012-2013  (36 pages, 1.1 MB)

>> Chapter Four: The Palestinian Issue and the Muslim World  2012-2013  (31 pages, 1.1 MB)>> Chapter Three: The Palestinian Issue and the Arab World  2012-2013  (45 pages, 1.12 MB)>> Chapter Two: The Israeli-Palestinian Scene 2012–2013  (58 pages, 1.9 MB)

>> Chapter One: The Palestinian Internal Political Scene 2012–2013  (34 pages, 0.9 MB)

Al-Zaytouna Centre provides various statistics that reflect the Palestinian demographic, economic and educational conditions in 2012 and 2013.

This study is the approved English translation of chapter seven of The Palestinian Strategic Report 2012–2013, edited by Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The Arabic version of this Report was released in 2014, and the draft of this chapter was written by Mr. ‘Abdullah ‘Abd al-‘Aziz Najjar, Prof. Dr. Moein Muhammad ‘Atta Ragab and the editorial team at al-Zaytouna Centre.

This chapter seeks to present, comprehensively and objectively, the Palestinian demographic situation at home and abroad. However, in its study of economic and educational aspects, the chapter focuses on the WB and GS as statistics provided by concerned PA institutions tend to be more accurate than those from other governments.

Doubtless demographic, economic and educational statistics are important indicators regarding the situation of the Palestinian people and its possible future trends. Yet, while examining these figures, it is important to consider the fact that the Palestinian people face exceptional conditions. This is because a part of the Palestinian people is living under the brutal Israeli occupation with all its tools of destruction, suppression, and exploitation, while the other part lives in the Diaspora and exile, suffering the bitterness of homelessness, refuge and denial.

It is available in Pdf format & the first pages are also available in HTML format.

>> Click here to download Chapter Seven: Demographic, Economic and Educational Indicators 2012-2013 (53 pages, 2.2 MB)

>> Click here to read the first pages of Chapter Seven: Demographic, Economic and Educational Indicators 2012-2013 (HTML format)

Al-Zaytouna Centre provides an analytical study of the great leaps in Israel’s Judaization of Jerusalem in 2012 and 2013.

This study is the approved English translation of chapter six of The Palestinian Strategic Report 2012–2013, edited by Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The Arabic version of this Report was released in 2014, and the draft of this chapter was written by Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Abu Jabir and Ziad Bhies.

During the 2013 elections, groups advocating the construction of the “temple” and the destruction of al-Aqsa Mosque were able to acquire elections unprecedented political status. At the same time, they managed to improve their organization, activities and ability to coordinate.

No observer or researcher will fail to see that the Judaization of Jerusalem is one of the central goals of the Israeli state, for which it utilizes resources and energy; it is progressing on the ground in an unprecedentedly efficient manner, and that it has been increasingly acquiring US cover.

This chapter discusses Israeli settlement expansion, which continues to go hand in hand with land confiscation programs, construction of housing units, destruction of Palestinian agriculture, imposition of control over Palestinian water, laying bypass roads, and demolition of Palestinian homes. This all happens while Israel continues with its siege of Gaza Strip and military attacks against it, destruction of its infrastructure, obstruction of fishing, and other programs for attacking Palestinians and their land.

This study is available in Pdf format & the first pages are also available in HTML format.

>> Click here to download Chapter Six: The Land and the Holy Sites 2012-2013  (45 pages, 1.5 MB)

>> Click here to read the first pages of Chapter Six: The Land and the Holy Sites 2012-2013 (HTML format)

Al-Zaytouna Centre provides an analytical study of the impact of changes in the international situation on the Palestinian issue in 2012 and 2013.

This study is the approved English translation of chapter five of The Palestinian Strategic Report 2012–2013, edited by Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The Arabic version of this Report was released in 2014, and the draft of this chapter was written by Dr. Walid ‘Abd al-Hay.

The two years 2012 and 2013, though impacting the Palestinian issue from other angles, brought structural change to the Middle East through the change of Arab regimes; the upheaval of the position of Islamic movements in Arab societies; the revival of sub-cultures in the Middle East; and a rising Russian-Chinese role paving the way for a new international order. This order is likely to range between multipolarity or at least unipolarity but without the hegemony seen previously

This chapter assess two dimensions: constant elements of the international scene on one hand, and the variables on the other, considering their impact on the Palestinian scene. It discusses the major roles played by the Middle East Quartet, US, EU, BRICS, Japan and the UN regarding the Palestinian issue during 2012–2013, in addition to international public opinion.

This study is available in Pdf format & the first pages are also available in HTML format.

>> Click here to download Chapter Five: The Palestinian Issue and the International Situation 2012-2013  (36 pages, 1.1 MB)

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Al-Zaytouna Centre provides an analytical study of the impact of changes in the Muslim world on the Palestinian issue in 2012 and 2013.

This study is the approved English translation of chapter four of The Palestinian Strategic Report 2012–2013, edited by Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The Arabic version of this Report was released in 2014, and the draft of this chapter was written by Muhammed Zahid Gül, Prof. Dr. Talal ‘Atrissi and Wael Sa‘ad.

This chapter discusses the major roles played by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) regarding the Palestinian issue during 2012–2013, in addition to two major Muslim countries, Iran and Turkey. It takes a closer look at public and official action in Pakistan and Malaysia, as well as Israeli economic relations with a number of Muslim countries.
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This study is available in Pdf format & the first pages are also available in HTML format.

>> Click here to download Chapter Four: The Palestinian Issue and the Muslim World  2012-2013  (31 pages, 1.1 MB)

>> Click here to read the first pages of Chapter Four: The Palestinian Issue and the Muslim World 2012-2013 (HTML format)

Al-Zaytouna Centre provides an analytical study of the impact of changes in the Arab world on the Palestinian issue in 2012 and 2013.

This study is the approved English translation of chapter three of The Palestinian Strategic Report 2012-2013, edited by Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The Arabic version of this Report was released in 2014, and the draft of this chapter was written by Hasan Ibhais.

This chapter discusses in detail the implications of the changes in different Arab countries in 2012 and 2013 on the Palestinian issue, on the popular and official levels. It expects that the changes and crises in the Arab countries will continue to influence the trends of the Palestinian issue. Accordingly, it is unlikely to witness any major breakthroughs in the peace process, resistance or reconciliation tracks as long as internal concerns and control of change movements occupy the political agendas of current regimes.

This study is available in Pdf format & the first pages are also available in HTML format.

>> Click here to download Chapter Three: The Palestinian Issue and the Arab World  2012-2013  (45 pages, 1.12 MB)

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Al-Zaytouna Centre provides an analytical study of the Israeli-Palestinian Scene during 2012–2013.

This study is the approved English translation of chapter two of The Palestinian Strategic Report 2012–2013, edited by Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The Arabic version of this Report was released in 2014. The draft of this chapter was written by Dr. Johnny Mansour, Dr. ‘Abdul-Hameed al-Kayyali and Mr. Hani al-Masri.

This chapter attempts to draw the political map of the Israeli interior, in addition to outlining demographic, economic and military data regarding Israel. It will discuss the issues of aggression, resistance and the peace process during 2012–2013.

The study is available in Pdf format & the first pages are also available in HTML format.

>> Click here to download Chapter Two: The Israeli-Palestinian Scene 2012–2013  (58 pages, 1.9 MB)

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Al-Zaytouna Centre provides an analytical study of the internal Palestinian political situation during 2012–2013.

This study is the approved English translation of chapter one of The Palestinian Strategic Report 2012–2013, edited by Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh.

The Arabic version of this Report was released in 2014. The draft of this chapter was written by Mu’min Bsiso.

This study tries to extrapolate the internal Palestinian political situation during 2012–2013. It discusses the performance of governments in Ramallah and Gaza Strip, Palestinian reconciliation files, the relations of Palestinian factions and organizations, and the issues of internal security forces and their performance.

The study is available in Pdf format & the first pages are also available in HTML format.

>> Click here to download Chapter One: The Palestinian Internal Political Scene 2012–2013  (34 pages, 0.97 MB)

>> Click here to read the first pages of Chapter One: The Palestinian Internal Political Scene 2012-2013 (HTML format)

 The Executive Summary of The Palestinian Strategic Report 2012–2013 and the Expected Trends for 2014

 


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Last Update: 15/12/2015


 


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