Folks over here are used to seeing Palestinians and Iranians burning the Israeli flag. But it was a bit of a shocker to see Americans doing the same on Tuesday.
Especially at the national convention of the Democratic Party, which so often and so adamantly asserts that it is a true friend of the Jewish state.
Both inside and outside the convention center, disunity in the Democratic Party was apparent as supporters of candidate Bernie Sanders caused a ruckus over the nomination of Hillary Clinton.
Elements within the Democratic Party that are hostile toward Israel took advantage of the situation.
In a video posted online, one protestor is seen setting an Israeli flag alight, while another waves a Palestinian flag nearby. Others chant “Long Live the Intifada” – a call of support for the Palestinian terrorist campaign plaguing Israel.
A day earlier, members of the same “progressive” movement held aloft a Palestinian flag inside the convention center.
During his campaign, Sanders, despite being Jewish, broke sharply with traditional bi-partisan support for Israel, and on occasion struck a decidedly anti-Israel tone.