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.

Palestinian Political Scene

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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, [...]

Conference: The Issue of Palestine: Strategic Evaluation 2016 – Strategic Assessment 2017

  • Date: 15/2/2017
  • Sessions: Three sessions

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Palestinian Strategic Report 2014–2015

Al-Zaytouna Center for Studies and Consultations in Beirut has published the Arabic version of the Palestinian Strategic Report 2014-2015 (PSR) The PSR is one of [...]

The Internal Palestinian situation 2014–2015

This study is the approved English translation of chapter one of The Palestinian Strategic Report 2014–2015, edited by Dr. Mohsen Moh’d Saleh. It is an [...]