Israel Is Just Doing What John F. Kennedy Did

It's protecting itself with a naval blockade; sound familiar?
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2010 10:34 AM CDT
Israelis demonstrators waves flags and hold a picture of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Hitler Tel Aviv Thursday.   (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

(Newser) – Charles Krauthammer comes to a rousing defense of Israel's flotilla raid, suggesting that the world wants to rid itself of Jews by depriving them of "any legitimate form of self-defense." Anyone remember the Cuban missile crisis? "Israel is accused of international criminality for doing precisely what John Kennedy did: impose a naval blockade to prevent a hostile state from acquiring lethal weaponry," he writes in the Washington Post.

"The world is tired of these troublesome Jews, 6 million—that number again—hard by the Mediterranean, refusing every invitation to national suicide. For which they are relentlessly demonized, ghettoized and constrained from defending themselves, even as the more committed anti-Zionists—Iranian in particular—openly prepare a more final solution."

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