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.

Political Analysis and Opinion

/Political Analysis and Opinion

Political Opinion: Al-Aqsa and Jerusalem: Enough is Enough!

By: Mohsen Mohammed Saleh. When Prince (later King) Saud bin ‘Abdul-Aziz passed the village of Anabta on 14 August 1935 on his way to Jerusalem, [...]

Political Analysis: Beyond the Targeting of Qatar

By: Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh.  One may wonder, is there something else beyond Qatar’s “wayward” behavior that the four countries are targeting in their blockade [...]

Political Analysis: On the Debate Regarding Hamas’s Political Document

By: Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh.  A lot of misleading things have been said about Hamas’s new political document launched in May 2017, as many commentators, [...]

Political Opinion: Palestinian Refugee Camps: Testimonies to the Nakbah … and the Nakbah of Testimonies

By: Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. To this day, 64 Palestinian refugee camps (RC) stand as witnesses to the Nakbah (catastrophe) that afflicted the Palestinian people [...]

Political Opinion: The Popular Conference of Palestinians Abroad

By: Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The efforts launched by a group of Palestinian figures and organizations abroad to convene a Popular Conference of Palestinians Abroad [...]

Political Analysis: The Road From the Palestinian Muslim Brothers Movement to Hamas

By: Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. In this article, we’ll highlight the historical background of its emergence from the womb of the Palestinian Muslim Brothers (MB) [...]

Political Analysis: The Initiative of Jihad Movement in Palestine: Assessment of Contents and Controversies

By: Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The initiative proposed by the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine (PIJ), detailed by Secretary-General Dr. Ramadan ‘Abdullah Shallah on 21/10/2016, [...]

Political Analysis: Hamas and Fatah’s Seventh Conference

By: Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. It seems that Hamas is keen not to stand as an obstacle hindering the convening of Fatah’s seventh conference scheduled [...]

Opinion: Dining with the wolves at the Middle East table

By: Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. Capitulations When the Ottoman State began handing out capitulations, that is, privileges to foreign powers under Sultan Suleiman al-Qanuni in [...]

Political Analysis: The Postponement of Palestinian Municipal Elections: Where is the Problem?!

By: Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh.  Introduction: Prepared for Peaceful Alternation of Power It does not seem that the Palestinian internal political landscape is prepared for [...]