The Palestinian Strategic Report 2009/10: al-Taqrir al-’Istratiji al-Filastini 2009/10 (التقرير الاستراتيجي الفلسطيني 2009/10)

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Dr. Mohsen M. Saleh
مركز الزيتونة للدراسات والاستشارات, May 24, 2011 - History - 489 pages
The Palestinian Strategic Report 2009/2010 is the fifth in a series of comprehensive annual studies of the Palestinian issue published by the Al-Zaytouna Center for Studies and Consultations and now distributed by Pluto Press. The book covers the internal politics of Palestine, Israeli politics and policy, and Israeli–Palestinian relations. Also covered are the Arab, Muslim, and international stances toward the Palestinian issue. Along with economic and demographic indicators, the report has a special focus on Jerusalem and the holy sites. The 14 distinguished contributors not only survey the situation but also analyze events in the region, identifying trends and predicting likely future developments. The Palestinian Strategic Report 2009/2010 is an essential reference book for scholars, NGOs, and activists working on or in the Middle East.

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Table of Contents 5 List of Tables 11 List of Abbreviations 15 List of Contributors 17 Introduction
The Caretaker Government in Ramallah 29 Second The Caretaker Government in GS 34 Third The Dialogue and the Placement of the Palestinian Ho...
The Israeli Internal Political Scene 87 1 The 18th Knesset Elections 88 2 Election Results Analysis 92 3 The Ruling Coalition Alliance of Political Ad...
Aggression and Resistance 118 1 The Killed and Wounded 118 2 Prisoners and Detainees 121 Fourth The Israeli Position Towards the Internal Palest...
The Stands of the Arab League and the Arab Summit 155 1 Gaza Emergency Summit 156 2 Kuwait Economic Summit 157 3 The Doha Summit 158...
The Organization of the Islamic Conference 211 Second Turkey 214 1 Bilateral Relations with Israel 215 2 The Palestinian Track 228 3 Turkish Polit...
Pakistan 250 Seventh Commercial Exchange
The Quartet 263 Second The United States of America 266 Third The European Union 276 1 The War on GS 276 2 The Establishment of the Palesti...
Islamic and Christian Holy Sites 306 1 AlAqsa Mosque 306 2 Jerusalems Islamic Holy Sites 312 3 Jerusalems Christian Holy Sites 313 4 Islamic and ...
The Settlement and Judaization Process in Jerusalem 326 1 The Old City 326 2 The Neighborhoods Embracing the Old City 329 3 Municipal Bound...
The Palestinian Population Worldwide 385 Second The Demographic Characteristics of Palestinians 387 1 The WB and GS 387 2 Palestinian Territor...
The Palestinian Refugees 407 Fourth Demographic Growth Trends 410 Fifth Israeli Measures to Influence the Palestinian Demographics 412 Sixth T...
An Overview of the Leading Economic Indicators 425 1 GDP 425 2 The GDP per Capita 19992009 428 3 Consumption Saving and Investment Indi...
Foreign Aid and Its Orientation 461 1 The Development and Sources of Foreign Aid for the

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This annual referential report, has become an essential classic in the academic realm of Palestinian Studies. It includes the latest and most recent statistical and analytic data on the various developments related to the Palestinian issue.

The 2009/10 report falls in 488 pages and 8 chapters: the internal Palestinian scene, the Israeli-Palestinian scene, the Palestinian issue and the Arab world, the Palestinian issue and the Muslim world, the Palestinian issue and the international setting, the land and the holy sites, the Palestinian dempgraphics, and the WB and GS economic indicators.

he report was prepared by 14 experts in the field of Palestinian Studies, inlcuding: Mr. Abdul Hameed al-Kayyali, Mr. ‘Abdullah Najjar, Mr. Hani al-Misri,  Dr. Jad Issac, Dr. Johnny Mansour, Prof. Dr. Moein Rajab, Dr. Mohamed Noureddine, Dr. Mohsen Moh’d Saleh, Mr. Suhail Khalilieh, Prof. Dr. Talal ‘Atrissi, Mr. Wa’el Sa’d, Mr. Hassan Ibhais, Prof. Dr. Walid ‘Abd al-Hay and Mr. Ziad al-Hasan.

The Palestinian Strategic Report is a highly academic annual report that assesses the Palestinian situation. It  rigorously studies the developments of various aspects of the Palestinian issue, i.e., internal political affairs, economic development, demographic indicators, the Arab, Islamic and international stands and the Israeli attitudes and policies, all within an academic, well-documented context that is supported with the most recent statistical data.


This report is the product of a massive team-work exerted by a group of affiliated researchers and specialists; editors, and consultants. It is published both in Arabic and English.

The first Report covered the year 2005. As later reports were released annually, the report was well-received and highly acclaimed, especially within academics.  Today, it can be surely asserted that this report is a must reference for every researcher or academic interests in the contemporary developments of the Palestinian issue and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Moreover, its English version is among the few highly academic and objective writings in this field by an Arab research centre.

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