Muslim World and Palestine

Academic Paper: Will the Petroyuan be an Alternative to the Petrodollar? (Arabic)

Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations has published an Arabic academic paper entitled “Will the Petroyuan be an Alternative to the Petrodollar?,” which studies the [...]

Academic Paper: The Future of Egyptian-Israeli Relations from the Israeli Perspective … Prof. Dr. Walid ‘Abd al-Hay

By: Prof. Dr. Walid ‘Abd al-Hay.[1] (Exclusively for al-Zaytouna Centre). Introduction The Israeli political elite realize Egypt’s centrality in the Arab regional system and that [...]

Political Analysis: Facts and Illusions About the 1948 Palestine Nakbah

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. These days are the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Nakbah (catastrophe) of Palestine, and the establishment of Israel on Palestinian [...]

Political Analysis: The Significance of Hamas’s Visit to Saudi Arabia

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The visit of Hamas delegation to Saudi Arabia opened a new page for the relation between the two sides [...]

Academic Paper: Sport Diplomacy: World Cup Qatar as an Example

By: Prof. Dr. Walid ‘Abd al-Hay.[1] (Exclusively for al-Zaytouna Centre). Aristotle’s saying that “Man is by nature a political animal” was not just a passing [...]

Academic Paper: The Quantitative Approach in Evaluating Summits

By: Prof. Dr. Walid ‘Abd al-Hay.[1] (Exclusively for al-Zaytouna Centre). Introduction Opinions often differ when assessing a particular political event, and since political phenomenon is [...]

Situation Assessment:  The Return of Turkey-Israel Relations: What is New?

By: Dr. Said El-Haj.[1] (Exclusively for al-Zaytouna Centre). Summary The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the appointment of the Chargé d’Affaires in Ankara, Irit [...]

Political Analysis: A Reading in the Maps of Influence and Alliances in the Arab Region

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. Overview The Arab region suffers from a growing state of “strategic vacuum” and a continuing state of instability, formation [...]



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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