Israel Files Complaint Against German Ambassador’s Attendance at High Court Hearing

German Ambassador to Israel Steffen Seibert.

The Foreign Ministry lodged a formal complaint against German Ambassador Steffen Seibert’s participation in a historic High Court hearing last week. The hearing pertained to the government’s proposed amendment to Basic Law: The Judiciary and is regarded by Israel as interference in its internal affairs.

The complaint, dispatched to Berlin, was sent by Israel’s Ambassador in Germany Ron Prosor, according to sources.

Steffen Seibert, who had previously expressed reservations about the Israeli government’s judicial reform plan, commented on his attendance at the hearing in Yerushalayim, saying, “Friends of Israel are looking with a lot of interest toward the Supreme Court, and I wanted to see for myself.” He further emphasized the significance of the event for Israel’s democracy.

Seibert posted a video explaining his decision to attend the hearing with a caption that read, “The place to be this morning.”

In a February interview with Channel 12, Seibert underscored Germany’s belief in the importance of an independent justice system as a fundamental aspect of democracy. He also stated that Germany closely monitors the Israeli dispute concerning the government’s proposed judicial changes.

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