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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 Prof. 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.

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

Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, 29/8/2015