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.
Ben Gvir’s ban of the Palestinian flag is the latest attempt to repress Palestinians, but it is nothing new for Israel. Until the settler colonial system is uprooted in its entirety, such attacks will certainly continue, writes Dana El Kurd.
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.