Olaf Scholz
Olaf ScholzReuters

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, during his meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, is expected to express concerns about the Israeli government’s planned judicial reform, two German officials told Barak Ravid of Axios on Wednesday.

Germany is concerned Israel's judicial overhaul plan could have negative implications for the two countries' bilateral relationship, a German official told Axios.

While Scholz hasn’t spoken in public about the Israeli government’s plan, Israeli and German officials said he would likely address the issue in his press conference with Netanyahu after their meeting on Thursday.

Netanyahu departed Israel to Berlin on Wednesday night, though his flight was delayed for several hours because he stayed in the Knesset for negotiations over a compromise on the judicial reform.

President Isaac Herzog on Wednesday evening presented a compromise formula on the judicial reform. Netanyahu swiftly rejected Herzog’s compromise plan, claiming that the proposal does not solve the issues that necessitated a reform of the judicial system in the first place.