Israel filed a formal complaint with Berlin on Sunday against its German ambassador, according to Israeli Ambassador to Berlin Ron Brosseau.
The Israeli ambassador confirmed that the complaint came because German Ambassador Steffen Seibert attended a historic meeting of the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem last Tuesday as a spectator, which is considered by Israel as an interference in internal affairs.
The Israeli ambassador conveyed the complaint of Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen.
Israel’s Supreme Court addressed a highly controversial judicial amendment made by the right-wing religious government in a historic court hearing last Tuesday.
For the first time in the Jewish state history, the fifteen judges gathered together to deliberate on eight petitions submitted against the amendment to the Basic Law that had been passed.
At the end of the session, which lasted about 14 hours, session chair Esther Hayut was given a period of 21 days to submit amendments.
The German ambassador in Tel Aviv attended the session as a spectator, where he was subjected to criticism from the Israeli government in the past after he attended a memorial service for Israeli and Palestinian families as an ordinary citizen.
They commemorated their relatives who were killed in the conflict between the two sides.
Then some far-right demonstrators disrupted an event held in front of the ambassador’s residence in Herzliya last June.