Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked sent a letter to Supreme Court President Miriam Naor in which she expressed her protest over Naor's conduct in boycotting the state event marking 50 years since the Jewish return to Judea and Samaria.
"In effect, your announcement violated the statehood of an official ceremony that the government decided upon, and created a false impression of an event of a political nature," wrote Minister Shaked.
Shaked also wrote: "I was sorry to hear about your decision to prevent a Supreme Court representative from participating in the official ceremony marking the anniversary of the liberation of Judea, Samaria, Binyamin, the Golan and the Jordan Valley."
She noted that "as is known, the ceremony was established in Government Decision No. 2605 dated April 9, 2017, and therefore this is a state event in which representatives of Staff A [senior state officials], including a representative of the Supreme Court, participate."
Shaked added, "Even though you wanted to avoid a political dispute, you missed achieving that goal, and the Movement for Quality Government correctly wrote in a letter to Your Honor today that the matter will most likely play into the hands of those who wish to portray the court as acting in the political sphere, with good intentions leading to bad consequences.”