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; [...]

Situation Assessment: The Prospects of the “Sword of Jerusalem” Battle

By: Prof. Dr. Walid ‘Abd al-Hay.* (Exclusively for al-Zaytouna Centre). Introduction Many researchers and authors who study the rounds of the Arab-Israeli conflict capture a [...]

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 [...]

Constitutional Law Expert Warns: Holding Legislative Elections Violates the Palestinian Basic Law

The constitutional law expert Prof. Dr. Ahmad Mubarak al-Khalidi, the former dean of the College of Law at An-Najah National University, warns that in case [...]

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 [...]

Political Analysis: Palestinian Legislative Council Elections: a Leap of Faith

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. Frankly speaking, in a worn-out Palestinian political and institutional environment, and in the absence of reference figures and institutions [...]

Political Analysis: The Initiative of the Eight Factions to End the Schism

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. On 19/9/2019, eight Palestinian factions announced a new initiative to end the schism, especially between Fatah and Hamas. These [...]

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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