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 [...]

Political Opinion: A Reading on the Second Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad (PCPA) held its second conference in Istanbul on 26–27/2/2022, with the participation of [...]

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 [...]

Political Opinion: A Palestinian Authority Without a Future

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. Unfortunately, we have entered 2022 with a Palestinian Authority (PA) devoid of any political horizon, or any horizon for [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 (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 [...]

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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.

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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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