Dr Dana El Kurd is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Richmond. She is the author of "Polarized and Demobilized: Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine" (Oxford University Press, 2020). Dr El Kurd's work focuses on authoritarian regimes in the Arab world, state-society relations in these countries, and the impact of international intervention.
Toxic tendencies, resembling dogmatic belief rather than a reasoned study of effective activism, has led to fragmentation among Palestine solidarity groups. This is doubly damaging at such a crucial time, writes Dana El Kurd.