“Pretty scary stuff that is going on in America but sadly it’s happening,” wrote one Twitter user.
“Notice how they burn the American flag after the Israeli one,” wrote Yair Netanyahu, the son of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“What did the @nytimes say recently about American flags ‘increasingly seen as a clue, albeit an imperfect one, to a person’s political affiliation?’” wrote former U.S diplomat and vice president of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) Alberto Miguel Fernandez.
“Does that apply to burning them?” he asked.
“This isn’t Gaza or Tehran but NYC on July 4th 2021!” tweeted StopAnitisemitism.org.
“Make no mistake – burning the flag of the only democracy in the Middle East, along with the flag of one of the greatest democracies of the world – together – is quite deliberate,” wrote author Faith Quintero.
“People who hate Israel often scorn the United States,” she added.
“The same city that waved American flags everywhere after being attacked on 9/11 has brought in the ‘Death to America’ crowd. Less than 20 years later too,” wrote media correspondent Logan Ratick.
Another self-generated obstacle for the anti-Zionists: Many of them seem to not really like America very much, whereas Americans tend to like America actually, wrote journalist Armin Rosen.
“Israel is just an excuse and a stepping stone for the luni left to get their way here in America,” wrote one Twitter user.
Another user turned to the protestors, mockingly asking them if they would be able to “Burn Palestinian Flags In Ramallah Against Palestinian Authority Human Rights Abuses?”
“This Is A Naked Exhibition Of Hate & Antisemitism!” the user added .
Anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian demonstrations have become ever more extreme in recent weeks.
Last month, footage from an anti-Israel demonstration in New York City showed over a thousand demonstrators rallying behind calls for Israel’s demise while advocating a violent uprising and revolution against the Jewish state.
While some are seen carrying signs attacking “U.S. imperialism” and calling for boycotts and a halt to U.S. aid to Israel, other signs called for full-blown violence.
One sign read, “There is only one solution: Intifada, revolution.”
In some chants , demonstrators clarified they had no interest in coexistence with a Jewish state, but sought only a Palestinian one in its place.
“We don’t want two states; we want all of it!” went one chant, negating Israel’s right to exist.
The U.S. has faced a recent outbreak of antisemitic attacks targeting Jews in New York City and other cities across the nation, largely attributed to pro-Palestinian incitement.
In May, pro-Palestinian demonstrators were filmed attacking Jews in Manhattan — allegedly harassing and beating pro-Israel counter-demonstrators; shooting fireworks at a crowd of onlookers; and spitting on diners eating in a local restaurant.
Also, a small explosive was thrown from a pickup truck in the Diamond District — a predominantly Jewish area — sending worried bystanders running for safety. The pickup truck was part of a convoy of vehicles waving Palestinian flags, sources said.