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.

Strategic Assessments

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Strategic Assessment (98): Prospects for Resettling Palestinians in Sinai

Summary: There have been leaked Israeli reports on a secret summit bringing together Egypt, Israel, and Jordan in the city of Aqaba, attended by United [...]

Strategic Assessment (97): ‘Ain al-Hilweh Refugee Camp: Where Do We Go From Here?

Summary: A new round of clashes erupted in the ‘Ain al-Hilweh Refugee Camp (RC) in southern Lebanon in late February 2017. Two people were killed, [...]

Strategic Assessment (96): The Scenarios for Trump’s Relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem

Summary:  It appears that Trump’s ascendancy to the US presidency will give the issue of the relocating the US embassy to Jerusalem a new momentum, [...]

Strategic Assessment (95): The Strategic Implications of the Shifts in Fatah’s Role and Identity in the Light of Its Seventh Conference

Summary: Experts see the seventh conference of the Fatah movement as a milestone at which it has completed its transformation into a ruling party. In [...]

Strategic Assessment (94): Prospects for the Russian Role in the Middle East

Abstract: Russia under the leadership of Vladimir Putin is seeking to restore part of its international role and influence, lost during the wake of the [...]

Strategic Assessment (93): Prospects of US Policy on Palestine During Trump’s Term: 2017–2021

Summary: It is difficult to find serious differences between the last ten presidents both Republican and Democrat who ruled the United States in the last [...]

Strategic Assessment (92): Palestinian Local Elections: Context and Scenarios of After Postponement

Summary:  Although an announcement of Palestinian local elections would be held, had led to some hope regarding the possibility of breakthrough towards reforming the Palestinian [...]

Strategic Assessment (91): Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: Achievements and Possible Scenarios

Background: The modern Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement was launched on 9 July 2005, one year after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled [...]

Strategic Assessment (90): The Palestinian Issue in the Platforms of US Presidential Candidates

Summary: Most indicators suggest that Hillary Clinton has bigger odds to win the elections than Donald Trump. While it is agreed that the role of [...]

Strategic Assessment (89): The Prospects of Success of the French Peace Initiative

Summary: The French initiative does not have greater odds of success compared to previous initiatives and efforts. In truth, it has smaller odds, given that [...]