Over the weekend, Palestinian protesters stomped on an Israeli flag – because that's a normal, proportionate response to President Trump's commitment to move the US embassy to Israel's eternal capital, Jerusalem.
But it didn’t happen in Gaza City, the West Bank or anywhere else in the Middle East. It wasn't even in a European "no-go-zone", but rather, right here in Vancouver.
Watch as I show you how some Palestinian protesters decided to burn an Israeli flag.
Burning, stealing, and stepping on any nations flag is extremely disrespectful, though not illegal. But just imagine for a minute if these were not Palestinian Muslims but alt-right Neo-Nazi holocaust deniers burning the Israeli flag?
I have no doubt that the VPD would have stepped in to stop any flag burning or looting and made arrests, something police in attendance did not do over the weekend.
Other than a few local news stories from CTV and Global's Vancouver bureaus, this has not been a national news story. And, as of mid-day Monday no comment from Mayor Robertson, Premier Horgan or the Prime Minister.
It seems we’ve become numb to this sort of thing as long as the target is Israel.
Whether its BDS, the halls of academia, even within the ranks of the NDP and Liberal Party, or at the United Nations, condemnation of Israel and latent anti-Semitism is everywhere in our society today.
B'nai Brith Canada reported that attendees of the Vancouver rally shouted “Millions of martyrs are marching toward Jerusalem!”
If that were a torn up Palestinian Flag, Justin Trudeau would have flown out to Vancouver to make another teary eyed apology to the Palestinian and Muslim community first thing this morning.
While the Liberals and NDP stay silent, Conservative MP Michael Cooper strongly condemned the anti-Semitic Boycott Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) movement that has permeated campuses across British Columbia, and indeed the entire West.
WATCH as MP Cooper make a statement in the House of Commons on December 13: