Strategic Assessment (129): The Crisis of Convening the PLO Central Council and its Repercussions on the Palestinian Political System

Executive Summary The insistence of the Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership on convening the Palestinian Central Council (PCC) in Ramallah on 6–7/2/2022, without national consensus and [...]

Political Analysis: Convening the PLO Central Council: A Step Backward

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The main message conveyed by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) leadership (the leadership of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and [...]

The Palestine Issue: Historical Background and Contemporary Developments (With Additions and Amendments) (Arabic)

Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations has issued the updated Arabic edition of its book: The Palestine Issue: Historical Background and Contemporary Developments by Dr. [...]

Opinion: Journey Through the Embers: Reading into Munir Shafiq’s Memories

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. “Journey through the Embers” is an expression that meticulously describe the conditions lived by the Palestinian patriotic intellectual, who [...]

Strategic Assessment (127): Possible Scenarios for the Internal Palestinian Situation

Summary: During the past months, the Palestinian scene witnessed two important developments; first, the disruption of elections and the reconciliation process by the Palestinian leadership, [...]

Political Opinion: The Palestinian Resistance Between the Erosion of Palestinian Authority and the Evanescence of Victory

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The decision of the Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership (the leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Fatah) to [...]

Political Opinion: The Gateway to Palestinian Reform

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. It seems that the starting point of reforming the Palestinian internal political house is linked to two main determinants; [...]

Political Opinion: Fatah Movement Facing a Historic Challenge

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The Fatah movement is facing an inescapable historic challenge; i.e., if it wants to remain consistent with its history [...]

Political Analysis: Lessons Learned from Disrupting the Palestinian Elections

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. It seems that it is imperative for the Palestinians to wage a “struggle” against the current Palestinian leadership in [...]

Political Analysis: The Crises of the Fatah Movement and Meeting the Phase Requirement

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. Fatah is grappling with four crises on which this article focuses, that impact its dealing with the dangerous phase [...]



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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