Academic Paper: The Prospects of Structural Transformations of Political Systems

By: Prof. Dr. Walid ‘Abd al-Hay.[1] (Exclusively for al-Zaytouna Centre). Introduction The concept of “authority” is one of the oldest concepts of sociology, especially political [...]

Strategic Assessment (128): Shifts in Britain’s Political Position Following the Full Designation of Hamas on the List of “Terrorist Organizations”

Executive Summary On 19/11/2021, the British Home Secretary Priti Patel declared from Washington that she would designate the entire Hamas group as a terrorist organization. [...]

Political Opinion: The Implications of the UK’s Decision Designating Hamas as a Terrorist Movement

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The UK’s decision to designate Hamas, including its political wing, as a terrorist movement indicates that the influential parties [...]

Paper by Isma‘il Haniyyah: Hamas’s Future Vision For the Advancement of the Palestinian National Project

Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations publishes the paper of Isma‘il Haniyyah, the head of Hamas political bureau, entitled “Hamas’s Future Vision for the Advancement [...]

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, [...]

Strategic Assessment (125): The Prospects of the Relationship Between Jordan and Hamas in light of the Political Changes

Summary: Despite the fluctuations in Jordan’s relationship with Hamas over the past thirty years, it did not reach a breaking point. In the past two [...]

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: The Postponement of Palestinian Elections and Its Impact

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. Two disasters are found in the Palestinian national action; the first is having an influential political leadership, who places [...]

Political Analysis: The Elections Map of the Palestinian Legislative Council

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. Thirty-six electoral lists were formally submitted to the Independent Palestinian Central Elections Commission (CEC), where the “official” Fatah movement [...]

Political Analysis: The Palestinians Abroad and the Challenge of Representation in the Palestinian National Council

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. As much as the Palestinians yearn to end the schism, achieve national unity, and rebuild the Palestinian representative official [...]

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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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