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 69 comments Comments 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."