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Political Opinion: The Effectiveness of Chinese Diplomacy in Achieving Justice for the Palestine Issue

By: Alaa al-Deek [*]. (Exclusively for al-Zaytouna Centre). The Palestinian-Chinese relationship was forged following the Bandung Conference in 1955, which upheld principles of peaceful coexistence [...]

Information File (24): The UNRWA Crisis 2016–2018

The events and suffering of Palestinian refugees in recent years, in Gaza Strip (GS) in 2014, Syria in 2011 and the Nahr al-Bared Refugee Camp [...]

Strategic Assessment #40: The Future of the Bid for a UN Membership for a Palestinian State in the UN Security Council

Summary: The Palestinian bid for full United Nations (UN) membership for a Palestinian state presented to the UN Security Council has come to a dead [...]

Strategic Assessment # 35 Declaration of the Palestinian State: The Scenarios and Implications

 Summary: The long series of disappointments suffered by the Palestinian negotiator, the obstacles facing the peace process, the absence of international reference and the need [...]

Strategic Assessment # 19 The Goldstone Report: Prospects and Implications

 Summary:  Despite the existence of numerous international reports that support the Palestinian rights, the Goldstone report garnered special attention as it was issued by an [...]



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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