Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s brazen attempt to emasculate the judiciary has elicited some mild criticism from Canada. That is far too little, and far too late. In 1996, four Israeli border guards were found guilty in the killing of an unarmed Palestinian teenager. In a clear and unmistakable message, they were given a hour in jail—suspended sentence—and fined one agora (less than a cent) each. The largest funeral in Israel’s history was not for its slain prime minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, but for its chief Rabbi Ovadia Yousef in 2013. Israel’s 2018 nation-state law decreed Israel is the state of Jews worldwide rather than its citizens, officially disenfranchising its non-Jewish population. It also drove the final nail in the two-state coffin by elevating settlement expansion as a “national value.” The writing was always on the wall, in clear and bold letters, for those who chose not to look away. John DirlikPointe Claire, Que.