The burning of an Israeli flag outside the Democratic National Convention has received a fair amount of press.

There’s a bigger point here, one I have made many, many times before.

The Leftist-Islamist coalition which hates and wants to destroy Israel also hates and wants to destroy the United States.

Israel’s fight is our fight, and vice versa. And by “our” fight I don’t mean just conservatives or Republicans.

We have common enemies — the anarchists, radical leftists, and Islamists — not because we chose to hate them, but because they chose to hate us.

The video of the Israeli flag burning provides proof. As the Israeli flag is being burned, one of the leaders of the group is shouting “Death to the USA power” and someone else asked “where’s the American flag”:

Apparently they found an American flag, because at the same time they torched the Israeli flag, they burned a U.S. flag:

In the video above and below, you can hear the crowd also chant “Intifada, Intifada” and “Long Live the Intifada.”

Those chants are frequently heard at anti-Israel disruptions of speakers and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) rallies on campuses, like this disruption of an Israeli Studies event by pro-BDS students at UT-Austin, led by law student Mohammed Nabulsi:

I’ve written hundreds of times about the BDS movement not just because it is anti-Israel, but because it is a reflection of that same Leftist-Islamist coalition which has rendered streets in many European cities unsafe for Walking While Jewish.

The Israeli flag burning also reflected a larger, astroturfed effort by anti-Israel groups to hijack the convention and turn it into a “Palestinian rights” event. Ill have more on that in a later post.