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Political Analysis: The “Official” Positioning of the Palestinian Resistance

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. Revolutions, by their nature, are departures from the pattern, revolt against reality and challenge to impose “official” structures. Originally, [...]

Political Analysis: The Palestinians Abroad and the Challenge of Representation in the Palestinian National Council

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. As much as the Palestinians yearn to end the schism, achieve national unity, and rebuild the Palestinian representative official [...]

Political Analysis: On the Palestinian Elections

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. On 15/12/2021, President Mahmud ‘Abbas issued a decree ordering Palestinian general elections to be carried out in three stages, [...]

Political Analysis: The Rise of Hamas

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. There are some researchers and experts on the Palestine issue who argue that Hamas rose and gained its power [...]

Political Analysis: Expected Palestinian Developments in 2021

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. This year may witness some Palestinian reconciliation developments, albeit incomplete and booby-trapped! The peace process may get activated and [...]

Political Analysis: What’s Next After the Palestinian Authority Had Turned its Back on the Forces of Resistance

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. Introduction: It seems that the Palestinian “reconciliation attack” and “Palestinian national unity” efforts, led by the resistance forces, have [...]

Political Analysis: The Constant and the Variable in US Policy in the Middle East

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. If we go beyond the general readings of the US foreign policy focused on higher national interests and the [...]

Academic Paper: American Declinism and the Dilemma of Arab and Israeli Strategic Options

By: Prof. Dr. Walid ‘Abd al-Hay. (Exclusively for al-Zaytouna Centre). Introduction Political studies of international relations have embraced a historical trend to explain the rise [...]

Political Analysis: The Elections as a Prelude to Reforming the Palestinian Political House

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The Palestinian circles have been satisfied with the developments in the dialogue between Fatah and Hamas in Istanbul that [...]

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.
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